Allow access to personal data in your company file with caution.
Personal data can include:
Social security numbers
Any field related to an employee's salary
Anything related to credit card numbers or bank account numbers
You might need to use an application that provides expense reporting for
your company and require an employee ID for one of the fields. Or, you may be
using an application that provides job tracking for your business. Perhaps you
want an application to help you do time tracking for your employees. Such
applications might require access to personal employee data.
Always use signed applications or inform the application developer that you
prefer to use only signed applications.
Investigate the application to verify the type of data it accesses before
you provide access.
Make sure to inform anyone who may be impacted that you will be using an application
that accesses certain types of personal data.
Giving an integrated application authorization to access personal data will
allow that application to access any personal data in your company file until
you revoke access.
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