COVID-19 has changed daily life for individuals across the globe. Technology helped us stay connected while also tracing contact to minimize the spread of the virus. Businesses were required to quickly adjust and adapt to having a remote workforce. As some restrictions ease, organizations will have to think through the process of reopening the physical office while also dealing with unprecedented requirements.
There are substantial privacy concerns during these unique times. A remote workforce can elevate third-party risk as employees depend on third-party technologies and providers in the home environment. Reintroducing employees to the physical office requires the handling of sensitive employee data, such as health-related information. Companies must plan for ways to address and mitigate these risks in order to stay protected.