Webinar: Protecting Data Privacy in the Private Sector in Times of Covid

Data Privacy in Times of Covid-19

We are currently facing one of the worst health crises in history. This is forcing businesses to convert their activities into digital formats under enormous pressure. Not only our professional life is affected by the ongoing pandemic, but also our whole daily life. Students started attending webinars, companies asked their employees to work from home, gyms offered online courses and museums opened virtual galleries. The world as we knew it is changing rapidly and experiencing a huge digital boom. Existing tools are suddenly used exponentially, and new ways of virtual communication emerge, e.g. many governments are currently using digital apps to track Covid-19 cases and thus try to control the pandemic.

This rapid rise of digital tools has made us vulnerable to the risk of violating the right to privacy.  Recently, the EU's introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 led to a growing awareness of the issue among the general public. The question remains: how we can most effectively ensure the protection of our data, especially in the current situation?

In this webinar we will therefore discuss risks and challenges, as well as solutions and best practices that can be taken up by the private sector to ensure that the privacy of employees and within the supply chain is protected.


The event will take 90 minutes and is taking place on Thursday, 09 July 2020. 
  • Indonesia: 19:30-21:00
  • India: 18:00-19:30
  • Germany: 14:30-16:00
  • Nigeria: 13:30-15:00
  • Ghana: 12:30-14:00
  • Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay: 09:30-11:00
  • Paraguay, Chile: 08:30-10:00
  • Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico: 07:30-09:00


Dr Patricia Peck Pinheiro, Head of Digital/Cyber Law, Pires & Gonçalves Advogados Associados, Brazil
Dr Christian Schefold, Partner, Dentons, Germany
Mr. Frank Abdulai Iddrisu, Financial Crime Investigator, Fidelity Bank, Ghana
Mr. Srinivas Poosarla, Chief Privacy Officer & DPO (Worldwide), Infosys, India


Carlos Hernández, International Cooperation Expert, Mexico


The webinar focuses on representatives of SMEs with little or no experience in anti-corruption and compliance issues, as well as actors from the private sector, the public sector, civil society, academia and international institutions. The objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices. The webinar will be of further interest to CEOs, Chief Compliance Officers and Executives responsible for broader business integrity issues. The webinar also addresses Senior Executives, experts in the fight against corruption, transparency and integrity of governments, civil society and development agencies.


The registration is free of charge.



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Date from: 09.07.2020 14:30
Date to: 09.07.2020 16:00
CET: Europe/Berlin


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