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Data Protection tips for working from home

Apr 30, 2020 1:30:53 PM / by Banner


The current situation has seen an unprecedented number of employees working from home, including those who have rarely worked remotely before. 

The information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled that it will take the current circumstances into account when considering enforcement action under GDPR.  However, the ICO will still expect employers to take appropriate action to protect information when working from home.

We know staying in touch with your team is your priority right now, so we’ve compiled a list of handy reminders to maintain data protection standards and remain compliant with GDPR.

  • GDPR productKnow what needs to be protected. Jot down a list of everything you do not want to fall into the wrong hands and determine a security process for each. Paper notebooks and folders. Company phone. Company computer. Portable hard drives. USBs. Contact lists. Customer lists. You probably have more than you think.
  • Use work provided devices to store and access work information wherever possible. Avoid storing work information on personal devices, unless authorised to do so.
  • Try to maintain a safe area when working from home to make it easier to hold confidential calls.
  • Don’t forget to tidy up papers and lock devices away at the end of the day.
  • Make sure any confidential documents are placed in secure storage boxes and are shredded if no longed required. Papers that cannot be disposed of should be securely stored until they can be returned to the workplace.
  • Position screens and papers so they cannot be read by others.
  • Be safer with passwords
Here’s a selection of products that will support you and your teams to remain GDPR compliant while working from home.

Product Name Product Code Product Description
Powershred 1155922 LX201 Black
Powershred 1155919 White
Rexel Momentum 1141232 X410-SL Slimline Cross-Cut Paper Shredder 2104573
Rexel Auto+ 841-9168 60X Cross Cut Shredder Black
Keypad USB drive 1155390 32G
Keypad USB Drive 1155391 64GB
Keypad 1155392 128GB
Fingerprint Secure USB drive 1109621  1109621/22/1156689
Store n go portable with keypad access  6012722  
3M Black Privacy Filter


 For Laptops 13.3in Widescreen 16:10 PF13.3W
Blackout LCD


12.5in Widescreen Privacy Screen Filter SVL12.5W
3M Privacy Screen Filter 956-6491 13.3 inch Widescreen 16/9 98044050528
Fellowes PrivaScreen 0993558 Privacy Filter Widescreen 21.5in 4807002

GDPR product 2

Fellowes PrivaScreen 0993554 Privacy Filter 19 Inch 4800502
3M Black Privacy Filter 972-6746 For Laptops 12.5in Widescreen 16:9 PF12.5W9
Q-Connect Brown Storage Box 648-8548 335x400x250mm (Removable lid and cut out handles) KF21665
Bankers Box Storage Box 1510059 Large Grey (Pack of 10) 01810-FFLP
Fellowes Bankers Box 01880 System File Store Module 01880
Fellowes Bankers Box Transfer File 5373462 120mm Foolscap Grey (Pack of 10) 01805
Tyvek Envelope 1717213 324x229x38mm Gusset Peel and Seal White (Pack of 100) 755024
Tyvek B4A Envelope 8761966 330x250mm Pocket Peel and Seal White (Pack of 100) 556524
Tyvek Envelope 5648087 406x305x50mm Gusset Peel and Seal White (Pack of 100) 758124
Tyvek Envelope 5401751 324x229mm Pocket Peel and Seal White (Pack of 100) 555024
Tyvek Envelope 5272063 324x229x38mm Gusset Peel and Seal White (Pack of 20) 755024 P20
Tyvek Envelope 5839064 406x305mm Gusset Peel and Seal White (Pack of 20) 758124 P20
Versapak High Security Pouch 1109562 267x267x50mm Blue CCB1_T2SEAL
Versapak Mail Pouch With Gussett 1109563 355x250x75mm Small Red ZG1_T2SEAL
Versapak Key Wallet 1109564 230x152mm Blue ZF1_T2SEAL

With Banner you can...

With Banner you can maintain data protection standards and remain compliant with GDPR

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Topics: Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, GDPR, Working from Home


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