If employees willingly provided a personal email addresses and these were subsequently used to contact them at home during the Covid Lockdown, is this a breach of data protection?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 July 2021 Issues covered: Data Protection; Remote Working
If employees provide personal email addresses at the start of their employment and their personal email addresses were used to contact them while they worked from home during the Coronavirus Lockdown, is this a breach of data protection?
It will be important to check the content of your privacy notice in the first instance. Depending on the content of your privacy notice, if an employee provides a personal email address, you should generally only use this for contact where reasonably required for business purposes (ensuring to do so fairly).
Advice from the Information Commissioner on complying with data protection during times of remote working encourages employers to use the minimum
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