Data Protection – Emailing Sensitive DataPosted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 3 May 2019
Is there any recommendation for human resources in relation to sending information via email?
Scott: It depends on the confidentiality, the sensitivity of the information.
Seamus: Absolutely. And, you know, the potential for human resource managers are that you're going to have medical records and you're going to have sick claims, occupational health reports, you know, very sensitive data. You may even have GP notes and records as well or part of them, so very sensitive things.
I mean, I think when you when you assess risk, there's a much greater risk of putting something in the post
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