We are all staying safe by working from home. But what does that mean for data security?
The office work environment is reasonably secure: there are professionals in IT and building security keeping operations secure and data protected. But when we work remotely we no longer have that expertise at our shoulder.
Here are some issues that you need to bear in mind:
Finally, remember that all the usual data protection and cybersecurity considerations apply when working from home. Be alert to spam and phishing attacks and minimise access to personal data following the ‘need to know’ rule. And, importantly, you should still report data security breaches following your company’s reporting procedure.
Data Protection Consulting
21 April 2020
Mandy Webster has produced a short video on the data security issues when working from home.
Employers need to set policies for employees otherwise they risk data protection fines for failing to secure personal data. Staff training is critical in the defence against both data protection breaches and enforcement action.