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Finding a good balance between the company’s interests and employee health on the one hand and individual people’s privacy on the other will be a challenge, Bram van Tiel, PwC expert on cybersecurity and privacy expects.
‘When we go back to the office or another workplace some time from now, how will you monitor your employees’ health? Are you going to take everyone’s temperature? And under what conditions will you do this? This involves all kinds of privacy-related risks.’
Van Tiel points out that the discussion about considering the balance between privacy on the one hand and allowing more to enable faster innovation by the market on the other, is not new. ‘But never before have we been forced to actually make a choice between business interests, health and privacy. In this new situation, we are going to learn at a faster pace. I expect that ultimately we will come out of this better and safer.’
Besides privacy, Van Tiel considers security also a crucial subject, especially now organizations are busy adjusting their business models. ‘They change processes and ways of working. Technology inevitably plays a major role in this. I would strongly advise them to include security aspects while they’re at it. Digitization is nothing new, but cyber security did not always come first. This often only came at the end of these processes leading to expensive solutions. Now, organizations have the chance to do it first time right.’