Firms encouraged to remind staff working from home of GDPR policies

Firms encouraged to remind staff working from home of GDPR policies

Employers must be alert to their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes to remote working practices, a leading law firm has warned.

DLA Piper said it has recommended firms organise training and re-issue policies around information security and confidentiality to ensure workers are aware of their obligations while working from home.

The law firm added that businesses who look to introduce new systems to monitor attendance and productivity during the Covid-19 pandemic should consider the “onerous requirements under GDPR” that “will require data protection assessments to be carried out”.

If companies fail to comply with the regulation, they can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover, or €20m.

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