An Organisation’s Privacy Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an environment where people’s lives may be at stake, is privacy completely irrelevant for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic? We discuss which privacy rules apply, and how to adapt them for COVID-19. Note that the Notifiable Data Breaches requirements still apply.

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Business Continuity Management Risk and COVID-19

As most workers who are able to have now settled into working from home arrangements, one of the most significant challenges facing organisations at present is Business Continuity Management (BCM). Our recent article discusses Business Continuity Management and some of the issues that should be addressed in any organisation’s BCM plan. This article seeks to discuss the risks to business continuity posed by COVID-19.

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Employment Options During COVID-19

Arising out of the disruption caused by COVID–19, not all staff in an organisation, whether casual or permanent, can continue to be gainfully employed performing their usual duties for their usual working hours. There are options and opportunities for retaining good people and building a more sustainable organisation but it will require consultation, collaboration and a dash of creativity.

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How Will Your Organisation Continue to Operate During a Pandemic?

How Will Your Organisation Continue to Operate During a Pandemic?

We are now seeing the economic and social effects of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, particularly in terms of public health controls. Some of these are quarantine, self-isolation and international travel restrictions. If we assume that the virus will continue to spread throughout Australia, then organisations need to plan how to manage significant numbers of staff being unable to attend work, and how to continue to serve clients and investors.

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