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Potential GDPR breach where employees check work emails out of hours

The busy world we live in, now means working from home or whilst commuting is fast becoming a growing normality. However, the recent changes to data protection legislation now means employees who access work emails on their personal devices outside of office hours could potentially be breaching GDPR, as a survey revealed.


Research undertaken by Insurance2go found that 14 million employees use company phones, however 18% use their own device as it is better than their company phone whilst 14% frequently use their own phone due to the familiarity.


However, this activity could be breaching GDPR guidelines. A clear element of business GDPR compliance is that any related data stored on employee’s personal devices must be as secure as that stored on the company’s own servers. So, it begs the question is company data as safe as we think?