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In terms of client files in the office, files on desks, files in filing cabinets/in drawers, papers on desks....are these risks for a data breach? Whilst there aren't many random 'external' people working around the offices it can happen from time to time, such as cleaners (possibly out of hours), PAT testers, repairmen, decorators, or whosoever. If part of the office is sublet to a third party they could theoretically let themselves in at any hour and look at lots of client info should they wish to. Does this all mean a clear desk, locked cabinet, locked internal door policy at the end of the working day.....surely not?! Any thought. Thanks.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
23rd May 2018 17:58

“Does this all mean a clear desk, locked cabinet, locked internal door policy at the end of the working day.....”

Yep.

I guess from the tone of your post that your desk is v messy and you hope everyone will say “no, it’s fine, don’t worry about paperwork- GDPR is only relevant to electronic data”.

Sorry.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
23rd May 2018 18:16

Eh? Should you not do that anyway?

[***] all to do with GDPR, you ought to be securing your client information at all times as a matter of basic common sense.

it obviously depends how and where you work what measures are appropriate. For example if you work in a serviced office stuff should be in a locked cabinet your landlord doesn't have a key for, and your computer not just open without a password.

if you work from home and there is no other access you might be more relaxed about it, albeit i would lock the door if I had guests or trades people in as a matter of basic security.

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