HomesecurityGDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?

GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?

Two-thirds of remote workers run the risk of violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by printing documents related to work at home, according to her new study Go Shred. Specifically, the company found that 66% of remote employees have printed jobs documents, since he started working from home, averaging five papers a week. Documents printed by remote employees include meeting notes / agendas (42%), internal documents including process manuals (32%), contracts, trading documents (30%) and income / expense forms (27%).

GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?
GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?

In addition, 20% of remote employees admitted to printing confidential employee information, such as payroll, addresses and medical data, while 13% have printed CVs or applications.

According to Infosecurity Magazine, the issue here is that, in order to comply with the GDPR, all Companies storing or processing personal information about its citizens EU. within those States, they must have an effective, documented, controlled process for the collection, storage and destruction of personal information.

GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?
GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?

However, when asked if they have thrown away any printed documents since they started working from home, 24% of respondents said they have not thrown them away yet as they intend to return them to the office. Instead, another 24% said they had thrown away corporate documents. This is clearly not recommended, as both the employees themselves and their companies are at risk of infringement data, but also possible fines.

Mike Cluskey, CEO of Go Shred, said: "Printing any document that contains personal information about employees or prospective employees is a very dangerous activity, as this information may end up in the wrong hands and be used to falsification someone. It is shocking to see so many remote employees print payroll documents, addresses and other personal information of members of a company. "Even internal documents, such as meeting notes and agendas, can prove to be 'dangerous', so extra precautions must be taken."

GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?
GDPR: How do remote workers risk being violated?

Thus, Cluskey stressed that their leaders are vital operational review their current procedures and train their staff on existing threats, as remote work requires a different standard security from office work, especially with regard to data security and the provision of confidential information.

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