During the COVID-19 crisis, many companies introduced new communication solutions on very short notice, with little consideration given to data security and data privacy. Seven steps that those in charge of IT can use to increase the level of protection.
When companies introduce new tools, they are at first primarily concerned with the budget for installation, licensing requirements and potential operations - and of course the approval processes. Compliance and data privacy are often not considered until a later stage.
But in fact, companies should consider these issues right from the beginning, as 320 fines totaling more than EUR 490 million were issued with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation by August 2020, including EUR 26 million in Germany.