New resource: Best Practices for Transporting PI and PHI Outside of the Office

April 28, 2020 - Monique Meister, HIMS Practicum Student

With a pandemic impacting the world and governments asking people to social distance ourselves, many people are having to work from home and having to bring home personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) to do their jobs. You also hear stories of people losing their briefcases, laptops, devices, or even their vehicle being stolen with PI and PHI in them. Yes, these things do happen, but there are ways that you can mitigate the risk from this happening. It does not matter where you take PI and PHI, all public bodies have a duty to protect it.

Our resource, Best Practices for Transporting Personal Information (PI) and Personal Health Information (PHI) Outside of the Office, provides you with some best practices to use when transporting information from your office to your home, when you are travelling to meet with clients, or going offsite to attend meetings.

I hope that these guidelines will also help public bodies create policies, procedures, and guidelines to assist and support employees, if they do not already have that in place.

For more tips on working from home, please also see our blog Working from home.

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