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What is an employer’s lawful ground for processing when moving from paper to electronic payslips?

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Produced in partnership with David Green of 12 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 03/01/2020

The following Risk & Compliance Q&A produced in partnership with David Green of 12 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is an employer’s lawful ground for processing when moving from paper to electronic payslips?
  • Consent
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract
  • Legitimate interests

What is an employer’s lawful ground for processing when moving from paper to electronic payslips?

Practice Note: Processing personal data—lawful processing explains that under the general data protection regulation (GDPR), there are six potentially lawful grounds for processing personal data:

  1. the data subject has given consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes

  2. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or to take steps at the request of the data subject before entering into a contract

  3. processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which you are subject

  4. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person

  5. processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in you

  6. processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by you or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal

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