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Providing freelance clients with personal information

Discussion in 'Accounting and Legal' started by Laura Heard Creative, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Hi there

    I'm a freelancer based in the UK. I took on some freelance work with a Spanish company in January, however they have just (as a new request) asked me to provide them with my address, NI number and passport number. And when I asked them what this is for, they have just said:

    "It is a legal requirement that has recently come in to effect here for us to collate all the personal information and submit it to a data protection company so that this sensitive information will not be passed on to a third party and will be protected and secure. Once we have the requested info, we will send you a legal document to sign in due course to confirm that you wish to have your information protected under the data protection act."


    If anything it sounds to me like they are trying to protect my info, but if they don't have it in the first place, surely they don't need to protect it?

    Is this normal? I only ask, because none of my clients have ever asked for any of my personal information before.

    I work from home and manage the social media platforms for this particular client. I don't have access to any confidential business information.

    Any thoughts and advice on this would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Laura
     
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