10 Dec 2021

As government guidance shifts once again to “work from home where possible”, many employers will be requiring some, if not all, of their workforce to work from home in the coming weeks.

Prior to lockdown, a remote working set-up for entire workforces – especially larger ones – was rare. However, many employers have now seen the benefits that working from home can offer, and have started to rethink and challenge the traditional view of staff being required to “come into the office”.

Here we focus on data risks and consider what practical steps employers should be considering to manage the relevant legal risks arising from compliance with data protection law, whilst staff are working remotely.