New survey shows that large-scale remote working leads to data protection risks

A new survey by the law firm McCann FitzGerald and international audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars documents the new data protection risks for companies linked to the sudden shift to large-scale remote working. As reported by the Irish Times, 80 per cent of companies feel remote working presents new challenges for businesses in keeping data safe, and 84 per cent said they had educated staff about the risks to personal data posed by remote working. However, only 55 per cent said they had introduced policies and procedures to manage risks. Respondents had an average of 236 employees in Ireland, spanning the financial services, public, technology, and other sectors.