Wesselman and general data protection
Dear sir / madam,
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to replace current privacy legislation as of 25 May 2018. From this date onwards, the same privacy legislation will be applicable throughout the European Union. All European organizations are obliged to take measures to ensure their compliance with the strict GDPR requirements by said date. All of Wesselman Accountants I Adviseurs’ clients were therefore invited to attend breakfast sessions, at which they were either informed of the basic regulations contained in the GDPR or received a more in-depth introduction to the consequences. Did you miss these breakfast sessions? If so, then you may be pleased to learn that we plan to schedule further sessions, provided there is sufficient interest. Did you know, however, that you also have the option of holding – either general or customized – GDPR information sessions at your company? Wesselman Accountants I Adviseurs would naturally be pleased to offer you advice in this regard, while also acquainting you with useful tips and tools for the implementation of the GDPR.
Your personal data?
Wesselman Accountants I Adviseurs processes personal data including telephone numbers, addresses and personal details, which we receive from clients. These include not only data such as those required to prepare tax returns and check annual accounts, to draft a legal agreement or process payroll accounts, but also data which we receive and process during the course of providing other services. We naturally comply with the existing in place as part of privacy legislation. Similarly to you and all other European organizations, however, we are obliged to conform to the stiffer GDPR regulations by 25 May, including more stringent requirements relating to the processing, protection and security of personal data. We are therefore currently busily engaged in further documenting processes and formalising agreements with (sub-)processors.
It may therefore prove the case that – if circumstances so require – have to request your explicit permission to process personal data. Or we may indeed need to approach you with a view to concluding further agreements regarding the processing of personal data. In many cases, these client agreements are already contained in the agreement to provide services or our General Terms & Conditions. Should the agreements we have already made with you nevertheless prove insufficient to satisfy the GDPR requirements, however, then we shall ensure that further formal agreements relating to processing are concluded, perhaps in the form of a processing agreement.
We shall send you further information on this matter shortly, or by mid-May at the very latest.
If you wish to pose general questions concerning the GDPR in the meantime, want to organise an information session at your company premises, or require assistance with the implementation of the GDPR, please do not hesitate to visit our website for further information or contact Mariëlle Scheepens-van den Boom or Igor Suselbeek personally.
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