The speed that COVID-19 spread around the globe and the lockdown that followed has caught many companies off guard, and there’s a good chance that you may even be reading this in a hastily-assembled home office, in your kitchen or a spare bedroom.

For some, the ability to keep data secure has been torpedoed by unexpected, sudden volumes of employees working from home, relying on domestic networks and personal devices. Similarly, there has been widespread confusion over how to balance employees’ privacy and confidentiality with the broader obligation of staff protection and even civil responsibility.

Navigating these times is difficult but there is some comfort in knowing that even during this emergency situation, the normal rules still apply.

Our Data Privacy team has released new guidance on the Data Security and Data Privacy concerns of the ‘new normal’, in order to help businesses follow data privacy rules and security best practice, while protecting the health and preserving the productivity of their staff.