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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, lockdowns are gradually being eased in some countries and organizations are turning their attention to re-opening their premises and bringing employees back to work. This re-opening process requires careful planning to ensure a balance is found between maintaining a safe workplace and putting people back to work. As data plays a crucial role in containing the spread…

Across the globe, governments are taking steps to gradually reduce lockdown measures and re-open their economies. As new measures are enacted across a world still battling a pandemic, companies will need to prepare for a gradual transition back into the workplace amid a changed landscape. Join Baker McKenzie for a global webinar series, in coordination with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to address the challenges multinational employers are facing to achieve a necessary balance between maintaining a safe workplace and putting people back to work. During…

Joanna de Fonseka, a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s London office, joins host Brian Hengesbaugh to discuss the use of contact tracing apps in the United Kingdom. Download and listen to learn: Takeaways from the recent guidance from the ICO on contact tracing appsKey privacy considerations as the use of contact tracing apps becomes a reality in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemicDevelopments at the EU level regarding contact tracing apps and mobility data https://open.spotify.com/episode/0jtEkAQeYjZKdZkKp0ewGX…

Managing risk and crisis in an information-driven digital worldData is a critical asset as businesses seek to stay afloat and remain competitive in today’s globally connected economy in light of COVID-19. The global pandemic and corresponding economic disruptions have increased the value of remote servicing and teleworking, and reinforced the focus on data and the macro trends associated with digitalization. Adopting these new technologies for both remote working and business continuity mechanisms give rise to…

*Survey last updated April 30, 2020* Our latest edition, spanning 39 jurisdictions, answers five common data privacy and security questions employers may have in light of COVID-19, especially as lockdowns are slowly being eased in some countries and employers prepare to re-open workplaces. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, many companies are facing difficult business and legal challenges and are required to make some urgent…

COVID-19 will end, that much we know. But when will it end, and what lasting effects will it have on our society remain the pressing questions for all of us. While many questions persist, it is certain that we have yet to see the full effects this global crisis will have on the economy. Many businesses, and perhaps entire industries, will not survive this prolonged shutdown or the changes in consumer behaviors following the exit…

Further to our March 25th update and the guidance issued by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in late March, OCR has issued an additional Notification of Enforcement Discretion, allowing for enforcement discretion regarding additional uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) for public health and health oversight activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)’s Privacy Rule, business associates are generally only permitted to use and disclose…

In this episode, Brian welcomes back Lothar Determann, partner in our Palo Alto office, to cover the ins and outs of electronic signatures. Download and listen to learn: The benefits of using e-signature over traditional pen and paperExamples of areas of law where e-Signatures may not sufficePractical considerations to be made when choosing to execute a contract via e-signature https://open.spotify.com/episode/3W8oQACNHAorDCh1KdQfLL Related Resources Learning the E-Signature Essentials The Law of E-Signatures in US and Canada How…

Data privacy and data sharing have always been contentious issues, but more so in these times when companies and private citizens are compelled to provide personal information and consumer data to aid in the fight against COVID-19. In TMT Talk’s third episode, Raffaele Giarda, Magalie Dansac Le Clerc and Brian Hengesbaugh tackle the intricacies surrounding the data collection activities of governments around the world. Join us as we continue to provide insights into how the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Amy de La Lama, a partner in our Chicago office. Amy and Brian discuss a top of mind topic: telehealth, and the changes to US privacy regulations or enforcement priorities that evolve in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will hear: A summary of the current regulatory environment in the US regarding to privacy and telehealthHow US authorities taken steps to…