Data Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar will cover topics such as:
Strengthen fraud resilience during a crisis
Cyber risk – evaluating cyber security controls
Advice from EU Data Protection Authorities
Compliance and Enforcement

A crisis is an “inherently abnormal, unstable and complex situation that represents a threat to the strategic objectives, reputation or existence of an organization.” When dealing with a crisis, some organisations may suspend or limit some controls over critical processes. Fraudsters, whether internal or external, are waiting for this opportunity.

Recent allegations (13.05.2020) of government sponsored hacking into US companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine, has brought into sharp focus the need for organisations (with valuable data and IP including trade secrets and know-how) to review cyber security controls. Infrastructure spending has increased as organisations attempt to prevent the breaches from occurring, and security technology investments in incident detection and response mechanisms are increasing to limit the damage and liability, should an event occur.

Data protection risks have increased, and data protection obligations have not diminished during COVID-19. DP authorities have provided lots of advice and issued updated guidance on multiple topics in recent months.

While businesses, politicians and citizens alike are focused on COVID-19 and its impacts, investigations and enforcement activities are continuing across Europe. Who is being investigated and for what? What non-compliances are being discovered and what are the consequences?

Attendee takeaways:

  • Some of the factors that make organisations more vulnerable to fraud in crises and recommend some measures to increase fraud resilience
  • How organisations can approach evaluating the cyber security risks and controls
  • The essential advice from EU DP authorities and how it is relevant to their organisations
  • The compliance and enforcement landscape and the implications and lessons for Irish companies


Title: Data Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: Thursday, 28th May, 2020
Speaker: John Magee, DLA Piper
Gerry Egan, Gerry Egan Consulting
Kevin Hart, Kroll
Venue: Webinar
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
CPD: 1 Hour 
Fee: €25 member, €35 non-member


5/28/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
GMT Standard Time

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