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Have you ever been advised that this is the practice to follow? Please can I also check how long you have worked for this employer?
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Many thanks for your patience. It is not unreasonable for the employer to ask you to only use work email to communicate sensitive personal information like this. After all, there are rather strict requirements under the GDPR to ensure that personal data is secure and that would also include using secure email servers to transmit that. So it is entirely normal for the employer to only use secure workplace email which can be monitored and which they have control over, in terms of knowing exactly what security it has, how it is used, who has access to it, etc. If you were not officially requested to do this to start with then this should only result in a slap on the wrist, rather than any formal disciplinary action.
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