Privacy fundamental to payroll’s success, reputationKnow legislative requirements for complianceBy John Wunderlich04/01/2011|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2011 The first lesson of privacy is that confidentiality and privacy, while similar, are not the same thing. When two payroll practitioners privately compare notes about employees’ pay rates, benefits deductions or vacation accruals, they may well not be breaking their company’s confidentiality or security rules. After all, both are authorized to access that data and confidentiality is about organizational responsibility for data. However, if that conversation is outside the context of actually processing payroll or doing a job-related task, their chat almost certainly has violated privacy. Privacy is about respect for individuals and information about them. It is critical for an understanding of privacy to comprehend its distinction from confidentiality. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.