Accountants are faced with a difficult challenge when it comes to GDPR. How can you, as an accountant, do your job to the best of your ability when the new laws seem to conflict with the very thing you are meant to do? Providing advice based on a client’s data when, under the new privacy laws, it is not always possible to record that data doesn’t seem like such a simple process anymore.

Exchange of privacy-sensitive data

Bank transactions, staff and salary details, debtor information and other financial and privacy-sensitive data that is exchanged daily. As an accountant, you are always working with data and files from clients which may also contain personal data. The consequences of the GDPR for this branch mean that as an office you must be able to prove that you have undertaken both correct technical and organizational measures.

One of those measures is secure communication between you and the client. Many accountancy firms use portals to exchange documents. If we take a critical look at the daily work processes, we often see that those portals aren’t being used as they ought to be. Still, standard email is being used as a means to exchange documents: meaning that files are not being sent securely. And when emails are being sent insecurely, there’s a big data breach risk.

Secure emails with SmartLockr

SmartLockr is a secure and user-friendly email solution for safe communication. Using SmartLockr will:

  • Make your organization comply with the GDPR;
  • Prevent databreaches;
  • Enable the safe exchange of large files;
  • Safe your organization time and money.

    With SmartLockr you can reduce the chance of a data leak by 97%. Start now with secure e-mail and prevent your client files from falling into the wrong hands. Reduce the risk for yourself and for your clients.

    Interested in how we can make secure communication possible for your organisation? Try now and experience safe communication.

  • “It’s important to our organisation to share files safely. That’s why we offer our clients and relations their own uploadservice. Safe, easy and effective.”

    Alfa accountants