How’s your GDPR journey?

The day that every business was dreading finally arrived; data protection ‘D-Day’ came and went on Friday 25 May and, despite the GDPR hype hitting inboxes across the country, the world didn’t come to an end. Now that the deadline has passed let’s look at the impact of the changes so far and consider what […]

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BrandWatch: How to beat the compliance complexities of GDPR

A compliance tool that helps accountants navigate the complexities of GDPR and stay on top of their obligations is making waves in the software market. Using its award-winning product design and practice know-how, TaxCalc has created GDPR Centre. It also provides the capability to respond effectively in critical situations relating to personal data. For example, […]

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AI is the way forward for accounting

I spotted this headline in Forbes. “Why Artificial Intelligence Is The Future of Accounting”. This statement seemed to run counter to a lot of robot scare stories I’ve come across since taking up my role as Accountex editor three weeks ago. The author of a new study, Jean Baptiste Su, VP and analyst at Atherton […]

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GDPR guide for accountants in practice

A “pragmatic” look at GDPR focuses on the new data law in the context of accountancy practices and looks at how the regulation will impact. MyFirmsApp, providers of a custom app platform for accountants in practice, has published the handy summary . The 19-page guide examines key questions such as what personal data a practice typically holds […]

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HMRC steps into privacy problems with voice ID scheme

HMRC’s voice recognition password technology has proved popular – with 5.1 million taxpayers joining up to access their details on the phone. The only problem is that it appears HMRC did not ask for explicit consent to set up the biometric IDs. A probe following a freedom of information request by Big Brother Watch reveals that millions […]

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GDPR and the right of access to data

GDPR says it is an individual’s right to obtain confirmation about whether data belonging to them is being processed and, if so, where it is being held. It is also their right to have a copy of that data and other “supplementary information” including: the purpose their data was being stored for; the recipients that […]

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Why Accountex 2018 is a financial feast

The 2018 MasterChef champion has just been crowned … and this got us thinking. In some ways, a great exhibition and conference is like a great meal. You need the right ingredients, equipment and technique to produce the perfect balance of flavours. You also need the right chef(s). And that’s exactly what we’ve seen every […]

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How GDPR affects payroll processors

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which will be implemented in the UK in May 2018, updates the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The changes place greater obligations on organisations, with potential fines for breaches as high as €20 million or 4 per cent of global turnover. Organisations need to act […]

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