Session: Digital Privacy and Security Challenges for the Workplace of the Future
How we understand work and the workplace today has drastically shifted from that of previous generations. Emerging technologies have influenced the status quo of work in a knowledge economy; the recent pandemic has also meant that many companies have extended their remote-work policies indefinitely.
As a result, employees find themselves face to face with increasing digital privacy and security challenges–namely, the rise in workplace surveillance under the guise of companies overseeing their staff’s productivity, as well as how flexible work solutions may disproportionately affect women.
In this session, Lauren will share insights on the current landscape impacting the future of work, through two recent and original studies conducted by ExpressVPN. She will bring to attention the extent to which employees are being surveilled by their companies, and how it impacts workers’ job satisfaction, stress levels, and relationships with their employers. She will also explore the potential of the metaverse as a virtual, immersive workplace, showcasing its key benefits and challenges, and its implications for employee privacy.
Lauren will finally provide tools to empower women to take control of their professional lives and authentically seize the right opportunities for you in this new world of work.
- To share insights from two recent, original studies on the current landscape impacting the future of work.
- To shed light into the trends of workplace surveillance, and the metaverse as a virtual workplace.
- To discuss digital privacy and security implications employees may face in the future of work.
- To help the audience understand how flexible work solutions may disproportionately affect women.
- To provide tools to empower women to take control of their professional lives and authentically seize the right opportunities for you in this new world of work.
Lauren Hendry Parsons is Head of Global Communications at ExpressVPN, where she acts as a Digital Rights Advocate to help people understand the importance of digital privacy and security. She believes that protecting online rights and freedoms has never been more critical and works to empower over 4 million users in 180 countries to take control of their online experience every day.
Lauren is also passionate about helping others around her find purpose in what they do, and is an active public speaker and mentor. Lauren has over 15 years of experience in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and partnership development across various industries in Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Lauren trained in Ancient History and Philosophy at the University of Sydney, and is also certified in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution.