IRELAND: REVENUE TELLS STAFF NOT TO DISCUSS CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS NEAR SMART SPEAKERS

On 30 April, the Irish Times reported that the Revenue Commissioners have urged staff working remotely not to discuss work matters near smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo due to fraud risks.   The Revenue Commissioners have urged staff working remotely not to discuss work matters near smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo due to fraud risks. In guidance it said employees working from home due to the Covid-19 crisis need to be mindful about discussing confidential issues in the vicinity of such devices, which are also often called virtual assistants. It urges remote workers that may have reason to discuss cases with tax agents to consider going into a different room to make calls, or preferably to unplug the device altogether ahead of time.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/revenue-tells-staff-not-to-discuss-confidential-matters-near-smart-speakers-1.4241279

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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