Black Friday & Cyber Monday Alert: Issues for Employers While staff are WFHPosted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 19 November 2020
Black Friday and Cyber Monday means – DEALS, DEALS, DEALS! The 2020 holiday season will be unlike any other we have experienced. In many cases, COVID-19 will keep us in our own homes and away from crowded shops. That may be a good way to curb spending, but the reality is, your employees still want to shop.
Starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is open season for online shopping and online fraud. This helpful guidance from Eversheds Sutherland outlines some very helpful guidance for employers in helping to manage what is likely to be a very busy on-line shopping spree for employees and help bolster internet security.
eLearning Training Resources
Cyber Security in the Northern Ireland Workplace
It is vital that your employees have an understanding of the importance of cyber security and the dangers which may be present in your workplace.
Legal Island’s Cyber Security in the Workplace eLearning course is tailored specifically to Northern Ireland law and provides comprehensive compliance training for all employees on cyber security practices in the workplace.
Protecting Data when Home Working in Northern Ireland
With most organisations suddenly having remote working thrust upon them, what are you doing to protect your employees, customers and reputation? Compliance around data and data protection for remote workers is very important. This is why we created a 30-minute course to protect you and your organisation.
Data breaches are often accidental and the result of staff carelessness. The fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) have produced a perfect ‘high stress’ environment for cyber criminals.
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- Can we ask staff to let us know if they have been vaccinated, and can we keep a record of this?
- Does the chief executive have the right to view sensitive personal data without an employee’s consent?
- Data Protection Implications of Selling From the UK into the EU after Brexit
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