This is certainly a question that I am regularly asked and something I often think about.
Certainly, the increased risks of remote working due to the pandemic are becoming more and more prevalent. And companies need to consider how they control and safeguard data is an environment where it is accessible from more places in more ways by potentially more people.
Controlling data (be that online, hard copy or indeed via calls) is much easier to control when within an office environment. Certainly, it is very challenging in a remote setting where both accidental and malicious misuse of the information can occur.
Companies really need to think about, not only what and how they use information, but also about their policies and procedures. They will also need to consider how they train and advise employees and how they engage with professional advisors too.
Trade secrets and confidential information are often the most valuable assets held by a business, particularly within the technology sector. In a fast-paced and fiercely competitive marketplace, the careful preservation of this highly sensitive information is critical to the long-term success of any organisation.