01 May 2020

COVID-19: Homeworking Privacy & Security Paper

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With most employees being forced into homeworking due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations have done well to continue to conduct business in unknown territory. An element often forgotten, however, is the considerable impact that homeworking can have on the privacy and security of business information.

In the third of his COVID-19 guidance paper series, Paul Sexby (IRM’s Head of Strategic Practice) has written: COVID-19: Homeworking Privacy & Security – The New ‘Norm’.

The paper explores many questions that our clients are asking us on how to maintain the security and integrity of personal data during the homeworking period. Paul highlights the legal obligations and moral responsibilities upon organisations and how they can take practicable and reasonable measures to enhance security during this time.

Topics covered include:

  • Privacy considerations
  • Security training
  • Data privacy impact assessments
  • Data processors and the supply chain
  • External audits and certifications
  • Subject access requests
  • Data breach reporting
  • Environmental issues and much more…

Download the guidance paper here.