London, United Kingdom, June 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- 25th May 2018 was an important day for companies in the UK & EU as The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR was due to come into force on this day.
This new legislation will be the biggest change to Data Protection laws in over twenty years. The Data Protection Act 2018 (the "2018 Act") and the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will have a number of significant changes to the way in which organisations are permitted process, manage and store personal data or personally identifiable data.
Generally, payroll service and systems providers are already geared towards a good level of data protection, since personal (and sensitive) information is the bread and butter of their professional activity. Payroll Business Solutions had already achieved ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certifications and had been a Bacs Approved Bureau for some time.
They began their GDPR compliance and readiness process by conducting awareness sessions and staff training, appointing a GDPR practitioner, and ensuring that appropriate modifications were made to their Accord Payroll Software system (and to their processes and documentation) in good time.
As with previous improvements to statutory requirements, Payroll Business Solutions are fully supportive of the aims of GDPR and have been happy to incorporate specific stipulations into their already thorough approach to data protection.