Experts Weigh in on the ‘New Normal’ of Working During the Pandemic

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29 April 2020

In these uncertain times, where health concerns are our most pressing challenge, there still must remain a focus on business-related concerns. Travel restrictions caused by the health crisis are affecting the performance of a business, with remote technologies required at a level never previously anticipated.

While these technologies support the ability of many of us to work and collaborate remotely, legal departments, law firms, and government agencies must ensure continued compliance with records retention requirements, data privacy laws (like CCPA — California Consumer Privacy Act and GDPR), and other operational regulations. Also, remote technologies used to share business information could be subject to discovery requests in civil litigation, requiring legal professionals to maintain easy access to their data.

It is always recommended to conduct thorough risk assessments of new forms of communication, with any technologies evaluated for their potential impact on existing data preservation and collection obligations. However, rushing through an assessment to implement a new technology can result in unexpected consequences. The risk of data breaches, or the increased threat of data loss, are both issues that can have severely negative consequences.

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Asia-Pacific, North America