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    Wife works from home and is likely to do so for some time.

    We have the opportunity to spend some time in Spain (covid permitting) and her company are OK about her working abroad though it may depend on for how long. A couple of questions for anyone who may help:

    1. Are there any data issues in her accessing UK data from Spain and potentially holding it on her laptop.
    2. Are there any likely tax implications in her working for a UK company but from Spain. We are looking at possibly 2/3 months.

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    GDPR is at the moment Britain and Europe wide but haven't got a clue what happens after January 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hertsseasider View Post
    Wife works from home and is likely to do so for some time.

    We have the opportunity to spend some time in Spain (covid permitting) and her company are OK about her working abroad though it may depend on for how long. A couple of questions for anyone who may help:

    1. Are there any data issues in her accessing UK data from Spain and potentially holding it on her laptop.
    2. Are there any likely tax implications in her working for a UK company but from Spain. We are looking at possibly 2/3 months.

    Thanks.

    1. Ask the client/employers data controller.
    2. 2/3 months is fine. You are UK resident still. And have an EHIC card for health care.
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    Probably fine on first one but can just ask. There are certain types of data you would need to make sure are handled correctly but this usually also means not downloading the data locally to a laptop and accessing it offline either as you no longer have a trail of who has accessed it at that point.

    Probably no tax implications, I probably wouldn't volunteer the information either to anyone. Just treat it like you would a shorter working holiday (not professional advice)

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    Can't you just set-up a VPN for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antman View Post
    Can't you just set-up a VPN for this?
    If you tried that on systems I've setup, you'll be flagged as a high-risk user and be blocked.
    They you'd be talking to the security people about what you've done that flagged that risky behaviour.

    It will work in most cases though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    If you tried that on systems I've setup, you'll be flagged as a high-risk user and be blocked.
    They you'd be talking to the security people about what you've done that flagged that risky behaviour.

    It will work in most cases though.
    If you've done that on systems I've created, absolutely nothing would happen

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    You should be ok on both of these. With regard to the second one you will potentially be in Spain fr less than 90 days.
    What the situation is after January 31 though is anyone's guess.
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    If her employer is OK with it then I'm not sure what else can be a problem. It's their data thst ats risk. I'm sitting here in Germany unable to work as my client won't allow kit out of the country without a very good reason. My sons company would allow it but would need to sign a ton of stuff.

    Make sure you've got a mail with the OK from the client and they are aware it's a country that you will be quarantined from and off you go.
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    Amateurs

    Step one, get a office backdrop screen you can take with you to Spain

    Step two, setup a home VPN using a raspberry pi (google it)

    Step 3, move to Spain attend any meetings using same background

    No one will every know you are out of the uk






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