For payroll’s eyes only

Keeping private data out of the wrong hands
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/11/2013

It is a payroll nightmare: Finishing the arduous task of issuing T4s then realizing somehow two must have gotten into the same envelope.

Unfortunately, it’s not an entirely uncommon scenario, according to Gilles Champagne, owner of Ottawa-based payroll consulting firm Mosaic Advisory Group. In an industry with privacy as one of its main tenets, this scene would spell disaster.

“If there’s going to be any breach of privacy, it will tend to happen at the end of the year,” he said. “Heaven forbid two T4s get in the same envelope for those still doing physical T4s.”