7 Tips for Securing Your Privacy on Video Conferencing Platforms
Note: In late May, Zoom released version 5.0 of its videoconferencing platform, which addresses a number of security and privacy concerns. A list of these updates can be found here: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html.
The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted the movement of millions of people, and many companies have transitioned to remote workforces, schools have moved to virtual learning, and restaurants and stores have switched to delivery. These events are driving the demand for video conferencing, online collaboration, and chat systems to carry out business.
While Zoom has taken responsibility for its flaws and is trying to retroactively correct these issues, there are additional steps that you should take to protect your privacy and ensure your meetings are safe from intruders, regardless of whether you’re using Zoom or another video conferencing tool.
What You Need to Know about Brazil’s New Personal Data Protection Regulation Now
Updated April 10, 2020
The implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) unleashed a wave of new privacy legislation across the world, spreading across the Atlantic to Brazil. On August 14, 2018, the Brazilian Federal Senate signed the Brazilian Personal Data Protection Regulation, referred to as the “LGPD” (derived from its Portuguese title), into law. On July 8, 2019, the final version of the LGPD was approved by current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The LGPD bears resemblance to the GDPR, though it is lighter and broader in scope.
The LGPD was set to take effect in February 2020, but this deadline was extended another six months to August 16, 2020, giving both Brazilian policy makers and companies operating in Brazil a little more time to prepare for implementation. However, to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil, lawmakers have extended the LGPD effective date to January 2021 and postponed its enforcement date to August 2021. This post aims to provide organizations with insights into the key elements of the law, including the scope, legal bases for processing, key implementation factors, and penalties for non-compliance.