Privacy in the Covid-19 era: Businesses face new data protection challenges
17 July 2020 | 11:01 am
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way many businesses work, pushing more transactions and communication online. What does that mean for data protection? We speak to CEO of data privacy specialists Ethyca, Cillian Kieran, about the issues that digitalisation, working from home and new regulations present for companies. Also in the show: how much are governments paying for their Covid-19 tracing apps? Plus, some hope for France's beleaguered tourist industry as more French people choose to holiday close to home.
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