Whilst it may previously have been commonplace to catch up on work by sending home work emails, this is a clear breach of GDPR laws.
Whether knowingly or not, by taking this action, an employee will have forwarded sensitive client information and potentially, their employer’s intellectual property onto a third party. Employees are often not aware of the basics surrounding GDPR and employers need to educate employees around GDPR compliance and data protection.
Fines for a GDPR breach can amount to 20 million euros or 4% of global turnover – whichever is the greater, in addition to untold reputational damage and loss of client trust, which can all prove extremely damaging for businesses.
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