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What data protection issues should you be aware of now in the Corona crisis? GDPR, home office with checklist



What data protection issues should you be aware of now in the Corona crisis?

How does the GDPR affect work in the home office? In general, the DDV Best Practice Guide provides many tips and suggestions. But there is not much in it on the subject of data protection in the crisis with a checklist for home offices. But that was not the focus either. For this current phase activemind has put together some points including a checklist. These are helpful tips, which everyone can use for themselves (Data protection checklist for home office).

Mainly because of the internal cooperation, which from now on is mostly “remote”, some basic conditions have changed. On the one hand, new collaboration tools will be purchased and installed at short notice. On the other hand, many companies have not yet sufficiently trained or sensitized their employees for this new situation.

The authors of activemind write “Besides the concern for the health of the employees, which comes along with the efforts to maintain the company’s operations, many people ask themselves what measures are possible in the fight against the corona virus. In addition to many labor law requirements, the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) must be followed in particular.

Requirement of a statutory processing permit

The GDPR imposes a prohibition on the processing of personal data subject to authorisation. This means that there must always be a legal basis that expressly permits processing. Otherwise, processing must be stopped.” Here you can read more

A second author of activemind gives tips on

“Data protection instructions for working in the home office

Data protection rules that apply in the office must of course also be observed in the home office. A certain minimum level of protection for the processing of personal data is required, particularly through technical and organisational measures. Employees must therefore observe the following in particular: Read all details here.

Finally, the …

checklist: Data protection in the home office according to GDPR

Here you get the free checklist in Word format. Very praiseworthy that you do not have to provide any data for it.

Meetings and customer conversations via video telephony in compliance with data protection regulations

Due to the corona virus, many employees currently work from their home office. Video conferences are often used to keep in touch with colleagues and customers. But what about data protection when it comes to video telephony? What should you pay attention to when using tools for video conferencing? This article gives you a quick overview.

Source: Status 31.03.2020

Picture source: Pixabay

Note: This is a machine translation. It is neither 100% complete nor 100% correct. We can therefore not guarantee the result.


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