A recent study on flexible working has shown a new rise in the acceptance and permanent use of home office and remote working
At the same time, the current report of German Bitkom e.V on threats to the economy shows an increase in cyber threats to companies, foremost from Russia and China in the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Especially noteworthy: Attacks now increasingly target communications and customer data.
While rules on home office may allow for employees to be obliged to take care of their home office infrastructure’s security, the employer nevertheless remains responsible for overall compliance. This includes data protection and cyber security according to the GDPR and other rules.
Thus, unless your company is operating in one of the (thankfully few) countries not taking offense at Russian aggression against Ukraine, it is highly advisable that you ascertain the efficiency of your its security. And make sure that remote working is tightly integrated, rather than an afterthought. Lest one finds their data privacy no longer private and the personal data of employees, clients and partners in the wrong hands.
Study “Flexible Working” (German): https://lnkd.in/dU3mAjZP
Report “Wirtschaftsschutz 2022” (German): https://lnkd.in/dbfZCe4Z