The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force May 2018, a key component of which is holding businesses accountable for securing personal data.
Therefore, bookkeepers who run payroll and store large amounts of personal data must ensure it is kept secure and GDPR-compliant.
If you're a bookkeeper or use a bookkeeper are you prepared for GDPR?
Running a payroll process involves accessing and storing an individual’s personal information, such as information on starters and leavers, changes of address and status as well as normal cyclical information like receiving timesheets, notification of pay rises, bonuses and other increases in pay. So how should bookkeepers dealing with substantial amounts of data prepare for GDPR?