With the hot weather many WFH employees are taking to their gardens, but can they be sure nobody else is listening when they’re discussing individuals? This is a legitimate data protection issue and a company could be found in breach of GDPR from conversations overheard. Remember, it doesn’t matter how information is disclosed for it to be a breach. You can run into similar issues when people are working on trains or talking about work in cafes or bars.
The best way to address this risk is through a combination of awareness of your Information Security Policy and training. The ICO provides a handy checklist, but to get you started, we’ve developed a Data Health Check package, giving you a quick and easy way to address your compliance needs. You get a report identifying any shortcomings in your compliance, and access to jargon-busting training material for your staff.