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As per GDPR, is it okay to share data within the company over email? Data captured is all with concent and legally obtained, but i would like to know if sharing that with a colleague over company email is data breach on its own?
I am aware about the safety hazard, but keeping that aside, i would just like to know if i can share sensitive data on email with my colleague?

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Alessandra Nisticò Nov 30, 2020

It depends on the policy of the company. If your colleague has the right to access data to fulfill his/her tasks you can share data, even via the company email. A data breach is an unauthorized access or disclosure, but if your colleague is authorized to access data, GDPR is not a problem. 

There may be a problem if your email is not protected with encryption or safe transfers protocols (to be sure you may ask your IT department) Usually business email account are safe enough, it would be different if the email address is a personal one (like Gmail or Yahoo or Hotmail with individual plans because these emails have different safeguards.

Here an article on how increasing cybersecurity can help with GDPR compliance

To have a deeper idea of the list of requirements of GDPR you can consider enrolling in our free online training EU GDPR Foundations Course: https://training.advisera.com/se/eu-gdpr-foundations-course//

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