GDPRThe COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to reconsider their working arrangements and how employees interact with both internal and external clients and stakeholders. In the pursuit of maintaining a “business as usual” approach, many UK employers have questioned whether they can continue to effectively monitor their non-furloughed employees’ performance when all but those in essential roles are working remotely.

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CCPARecent class action complaints against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) are interesting examples of the new risks posed by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) which took effect on January 1. While formal enforcement by the California Attorney General will not begin until July 1, the CCPA’s private right of action allows individuals to bring suits before July. Although the text of the CCPA’s private right of action would lead a reader to believe that the private right of action is limited to suits alleging a breach of personal information, apparently some plaintiffs are not shying away from attempting to use the CCPA to support other litigation.  How the California courts handle such lawsuits will be instructive to businesses who collect personal information from California residents.
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The recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused significant disruption to the global economy, and it has the potential to create a lasting impact on the business operations of companies worldwide.  We are advising our clients on several legal issues related to the situation, including workplace safety, data protection and business continuity, supply-chain disruption and more, as well as offering counsel in connection to specific challenges faced in various industries.

This list of frequently asked questions and answers provides some initial guidance on how to navigate and mitigate the challenges posed by events related to the coronavirus.Continue Reading COVID-19 FAQs

As remote working becomes the new normal for office workers and attention focusing on ensuring colleagues, families and friends are healthy and have enough food and supplies to last any period of isolation, workers may be less attentive to cyber threats and more likely to open official looking COVID-19 related emails. Hackers are looking to

As measures taken by governments around the world to combat the spread of coronavirus continue to intensify, the possible consequences of remote working for your business should be considered.

Whether you are a service provider or a customer, it will be important to try to ensure that ‘business as usual’ can continue and to address any technical and logistical challenges, to the extent possible.Continue Reading The Potential Impact of Remote Working on Your Business