COVID-19 exit strategy: A global privacy and cybersecurity guide

As the world focuses its efforts on the right strategy to beat the coronavirus and make normal life safe again, businesses are devising and implementing a variety of measures to deal with the COVID-19 crisis which rely on the collection, use and dissemination of personal data. "COVID-19 exit strategy: A global privacy and cybersecurity guide" has been designed to assist with this challenge and demonstrate how privacy and cybersecurity can be part of the solution to this crisis.

With contributions from across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific, each chapter includes guidance and practical tips on a variety of measures, including:

  • Regulatory privacy guidance for a pandemic – The story so far
  • Legal bases for processing COVID-19 data
  • Employers' transparency requirements when collecting COVID-19 data
  • Temperature screening privacy implications
  • Using immunity certificates and data protection
  • Making COVID-19 contact tracing apps privacy compliant
  • Vendors and contractual implications of a COVID-19 exit strategy
  • The role of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) in the context of COVID-19 measures
  • Cybersecurity precautions for an agile workforce
  • Getting cloud projects right in times of COVID-19
  • Direct marketing communications in times of coronavirus
  • Mitigating investigation and litigation risks
  • Key privacy considerations for COVID-19 clinical trials
  • Privacy lessons from Asia

We hope that you find this guide to be a useful reference point. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any of the topics in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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