Data protection implications of an increased shift in online trading in the time of COVID-19

24 April 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused significant impact to all types of businesses as the government's efforts to stop the spread of the virus included the closure of all stores selling non-essential goods and services. Numerous businesses, especially those that have traditionally operated as brick-and-mortar stores, have shifted their focus to the online market.

Whether your business is new to online trading or you wish to ensure more established practices are lawful, during this webinar our data privacy experts will provide guidance on some of the key e-commerce and data protection issues to consider such as online terms and conditions, information notices and the ICO's new draft Direct Marketing Code of Practice.

Remote work in the time of COVID-19 also presents unique and heightened cyber security risks for businesses. We discuss emerging cyber threats and steps businesses should be taking to ensure they remain safe and secure. Our speakers also look at the much anticipated Supreme Court decision in the case of Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants. Whilst the Court held that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for the actions of its rogue employee, the outcome is unlikely to change the growing trend in group claims and other claims against businesses arising out of personal data breaches.


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