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Say hi to two new Covid side effects: overwork and under-protection online

Employees put in extra hours working remotely, but lack secure online habits, a cybersecurity company has found

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The life-(online)work imbalance common among employees during the pandemic was less severe in 2021 than during the first year of Covid-19, the latest study by the cybersecurity company Nord Security has found.

Yet people were still providing more than a month of extra labour in a calendar year, by working, on average, an extra hour a day.

“In 2020 the average workday was 2.5 hours longer than it was in 2021, when employees worked an extra hour a day. As we adjust to changing pandemic conditions, some employees are gradually returning to the office, while others continue to settle into the ‘new normal’,” said NordVPN data privacy expert Daniel Markuson, who was pivotal to the research...

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