The novel COVID-19 virus has exposed businesses to dynamic cyber threats and data privacy challenges—and accompanying legal risks. For example, the rapid expansion of remote work and associated strains on employees have created new opportunities for cyber criminals seeking to exploit COVID-19 through phishing scams, ransomware, business email compromises and other attacks. In addition, precautionary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 raise privacy considerations for both companies and public authorities. In a post on our COVID-19 Response Blog, we discuss these challenges and highlight key considerations for in-house counsel as they work to mitigate associated legal risks.
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