With 54% of UK businesses now allowing flexible working (1), a growing need has emerged for robust policy on privacy to ensure client data is protected and kept confidential outside of the office.
ID fraud, data leaks and security breaches are becoming increasingly common in our growing digital society. With 1.5 million people working remotely across the UK each year (2) – often from cafes, bars, hotels and hot desking – privacy is becoming harder to monitor than ever before. Whether it is client, customer or business data, mobile workers must ensure sensitive information stays confidential when working on the go.
New research has revealed that almost half (46.8%) of UK office workers don’t know whether their company is taking action to comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The study found widespread confusion that could cost UK businesses millions of pounds in non-compliance fines when the regulation comes into effect on 25th May 2018.