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Creating a data privacy shield for borderless workplaces

Nitin Phuke

Researcher, Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Lab, TCS, Pune, India.

Dr. Mangesh Gharote

Research Scientist, TCS Research Lab, Pune, India

Creating a data privacy shield for borderless workplaces

The pandemic that erupted in the early months of 2020, forced businesses worldwide to almost adopt overnight a remote working model to ensure business continuity and keep operations up and running.

However, most organizations soon realized that one of the biggest challenges a Work From Home model presents is vulnerabilities in the IT ecosystem, and putting security at risk.

Preventing privacy breaches has therefore become increasingly challenging, given that the methods of deception are also becoming more advanced. In this paper, we explore four key remote work induced information security challenges to enterprises, and propose privacy by design -- a proactive and preventive method towards ensuring consumer data privacy.