CBRE respects the privacy of our personal information and complies with the laws that dictate how employers must treat such information. We will not disclose confidential information about our employees unless we are required to do so by applicable law. Each employee must take special care in the handling of other employees' personal information. CBRE is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of all personal information. We will strive to design our systems and policies to maintain only such information as we need for effective administration of our Company and require all employees to follow our security procedures to ensure that only authorized people have access to personal information.

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Raisa, an assistant in Asset Services, is dedicated and enjoys her job at CBRE. However, her workload got so heavy that she started emailing project data files to her personal email address, and downloading them to her personal PC so she could work late into the evening at home. Some of the files contained confidential employee information including home addresses and phone numbers. One day, while she was at work, her home was burglarized and among other items taken was her computer, with hundreds of files containing private and confidential employee information.

Is Raisa at fault in this situation?

Yes No
Correct Answer — Yes

While her dedication to her customers and coworkers is admirable, she has a duty to take special care in handling her coworker's personal information. Raisa should immediately notify Human Resources and IT of the theft.

Bjorn, an HR professional, often worked at various coffee houses and restaurants while visiting local offices because of the free Wifi access when travelling between offices. Bjorn would often sit at a table with his laptop commenting on employee performance reviews, drafting offer or termination letters, inputting personal identifying information such as tax identification numbers, credit card information, birth dates and the like.

Is this appropriate behavior?

Yes No
Correct Answer — No

While working in a public place can be an appropriate substitute for working in an appointed office, employee's personal information should not be brought out or displayed in a public setting.

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Access to Employee Records Anti-Corruption Policy
Business Records Retention and Destruction
Communications and Fair Disclosure Policy Confidentiality / Non-disclosure Conflicts Identification and Management Policy for Government Contracts Conflicts of Interest
Drug-Free Workplace
E-Marketing Policy Electronic Communication Electronic Communications & Acceptable use of Technology: Social Media Employee Assistance Program Employment of Relatives Equal Employment Opportunity
Gifts and Entertainment
Harassment-Free Workplace
Inappropriate Entertainment Information Asset Protection Internal Communications Investigations of Legal and Ethical Misconduct
Managing Conflicts of Interests - Information Barriers Media Relations
OFAC Compliance Open Bidding Outside Employment
Personal Ownership of Real Estate Political Contributions Public Relations
Report of Injuries/Accidents Restrictions on Marketing by Fax
Safe Workplace Policy Securities Compliance Smoke-Free Workplace Social Media Solicitation and Distribution Standards of Conduct
Use of CB Richard Ellis Name or Identity Use of Company Property
Violence in the Workplace