30 Oct 2020

Over the last few months – in response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19 – the working world has changed, with many employers requiring some, if not all, of their workforce to work from home.

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.