Careless talk costs GDPR

Careless talk costs GDPR

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.

About our expert

Nicola Thoday

Nicola Thoday

Senior Data Protection and Privacy Solicitor
Nicola is a Senior Solicitor specialising in Privacy, GDPR and Information law.


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