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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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Will 2018 be a new dawn for data encryption?

The impending GDPR deadline, and most particularly it’s regime of fines for data breaches, has placed security at the top of the agenda at many organisations. There is now a compelling reason for the use of data encryption after it has laid dormant for decades. It is a shame that encryption is still so misunderstood […]

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The accountancy climatic flip – time for digital

As Accountex 2018 is just around the corner (especially if you live in east London), I’m handing today’s Daily Insight  over to one of t he event’s leading  speakers, Steve Cox, chief evangelist of UK accounting software group IRIS. He’s going to share his thoughts on the digital challenge for accounting: The extent to how […]

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A life more digital with HMRC

I was trawling the internet the other day and came across this great new blog from the HMRC digital relationship lead. It’s aimed at software developers, but it’s interesting none the less… so I thought I’d share. I’m Louise Tarpy, HMRC’s Digital Relationship Lead in the new Digital Relationship Management team. Welcome to my first […]

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7 ways to boost efficiency with an app

Apps have become a critical channel and mobile is undeniably now the first screen with each user spending nearly 1.5 months using apps per year. Today’s apps can do so much more than just connect accountants with their clients. They are comparable to integrated suites of practice software that roll up tools, features and content […]

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