COVID-19 Is Not A Free Pass For Privacy And Security Compliance

April 24, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers

Last modified April 27, 2020

From Alston & Bird’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Blog, this article discusses COVID-19 compliance regulations and risk assessments.

New York’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and California Attorney General – two key privacy and security regulators – have indicated that COVID-19 does not give businesses an exception from compliance and will not delay enforcement activity.  Businesses need to answer some important questions, like “Have we updated our risks assessments based on the new work-from-home normal and addressed any gaps?”Instead of relaxing any regulations so that businesses can have breathing room to address these challenges, NYDFS specifically reminds businesses that the regulations require them to “assess the risks” and “address them appropriately.

https://www.alstonprivacy.com/covid-19-is-not-a-free-pass-for-privacy-and-security-compliance/

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