Working in the home office is a model that was used in exceptional cases in Germany in the past and was not common practice. But in times when the Corona Virus has completely changed our lives, this work model is wherever possible a good alternative to short-time work, or even having to face the situation of losing your job.
Call center employees who would normally be sitting in an open-plan office with their colleagues, for example, now simply get an account from their employer to be able to access the company server from home, and work can start from their home computer. But in contrast to the internal company network, which is well protected from the outside, this security structure at home is generally not as extensive.
So the question arises who is actually responsible for data protection in the home office. After all, sensitive customer data is always used here, which is exchanged with the internal company network from home.