Is your Remote Working Policy prepared for the Coronavirus?

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Is your Remote Working Policy prepared for the Coronavirus?

Mandy Webster from Data Protection Consulting shares with us a very timely reminder about Remote Working Policies and what we need to check is included.

In a time when we have all been encouraged to adopt a different way of working, managers and business owners need to consider if that brings with it data protection implications.

Security is a key topic to address and if you now have staff working from home then consider these key questions:

  • Are people working from home set up with devices that are appropriate for confidential and company information?
  • Do they have a secure and confidential environment, given that other family members will be sharing the same spaces currently?
  • Do they have a secure link into company systems?
  • Have they been trained on the security issues around data in transit?
  • Can any paperwork be stored securely?
  • How will any waste paper be managed?

All these topics should be covered in the company’s Remote Working Policy and brought to the attention of colleagues as being particularly relevant to their current work situation.

If you need any support on your Remote Working Policy or data protection then get in touch with Team Lichfield advocate Mandy Webster from Data Protection Consulting on  07538 501 056 or email    [email protected]

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