COVID-19 , Digital Identity , Governance & Risk Management

Privacy in the Era of COVID-19

A Risk Management Expert Discusses How Privacy Laws Apply in a Crisis
ISMG's Suparna Goswami (left) and Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO, Arrka Consulting

The world’s privacy laws, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, generally have provisions that apply in times of a crisis, says Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO at Arrka Consulting in Mumbai. She describes how privacy laws should be followed in emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GDPR specifically calls out what can be done during a pandemic,” Nadkarni points out in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

In this interview, Nadkarni also discusses:

  • If privacy is now taking a back seat and whether will this be the new normal;
  • How privacy rules can be followed in emergencies;
  • How privacy rights are getting violated in today’s environment.

Nadkarni is CEO at Arrka Consulting, which helps companies manage their information risks, data security and data privacy functions. She has over 22 years of experience in information risk and privacy, e-commerce and networks. She previously headed the global application security and identity management practice at Wipro and established India's first licensed certifying authority for digital signatures in collaboration at Sify.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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