Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
Page 1
  • AP007
    • #2
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:48 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:48 PM
    Hi,
    my manager is asking me to share my personal data (copy of passport, etc..) with an external company in order to register an account with this company.
    This access account is not absolutely necessary for my job and I don't feel comfortable giving a copy of my passport to a third party.
    I told my manager I wasn't comfortable giving out my data but she said I'm obliged to... is that true?
    Originally posted by borderline
    What kind of account???
    We’ve had to remove your signature. Please check the Forum Rules if you’re unsure why it’s been removed and, if still unsure, email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
  • borderline
    • #3
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:56 PM
    • #3
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:56 PM
    What kind of account???
    Originally posted by AP007
    it's an account to let this company know how much money they are expecting from us.
    Up until now I didn't need to do it this way and it's not imperative that I do it the new way either with the registered account under my name, it's just that my boos feels like doing it this other way...
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 16th Apr 13, 7:56 PM
    • 36,177 Posts
    • 32,326 Thanks
    Savvy_Sue
    • #4
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:56 PM
    • #4
    • 16th Apr 13, 7:56 PM
    If it's for a bank account, they may be able to check your identity manually: I know when we change signatories that we can either submit copies of passports or just send off address details and wait ...

    You say access to this account isn't essential, but presumably your boss thinks it would be easier / helpful / more convenient / desirable if you had access. So, how much does keeping on good terms with your boss matter to you?
    I'm a Board Guide on the Cutting Tax; Charities; Small Biz & Charity Organisers; and Silver Savers boards, which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. However, do remember, Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts.

    Any views are mine and are not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com

    New to the Forum? Why not watch the Guide?

    Still knitting! Aiming to finish this cardigan before I get my bus pass!
  • AP007
    • #5
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:00 PM
    • #5
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:00 PM
    it's an account to let this company know how much money they are expecting from us.
    Up until now I didn't need to do it this way and it's not imperative that I do it the new way either with the registered account under my name, it's just that my boos feels like doing it this other way...
    Originally posted by borderline
    So what have you got to do with the company bank accounts ?
    We’ve had to remove your signature. Please check the Forum Rules if you’re unsure why it’s been removed and, if still unsure, email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 16th Apr 13, 8:03 PM
    • 24,720 Posts
    • 14,950 Thanks
    getmore4less
    • #6
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:03 PM
    • #6
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:03 PM
    still not clear what sort of account and why the company needs your details.
  • borderline
    • #7
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:06 PM
    • #7
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:06 PM
    No, it's not a bank account. We send some foreign currency weekly to this company, basically they want my details to log me as a user. I can't buy any currency with this account, it's just to let them know how much cash they'll be expecting... but they want a copy of my passport
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 16th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
    • 24,720 Posts
    • 14,950 Thanks
    getmore4less
    • #8
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
    • #8
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
    whats wrong with sending an email

    how does you having access to the account help you tell them how much money is coming
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 16th Apr 13, 8:15 PM
    • 6,600 Posts
    • 6,736 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    • #9
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:15 PM
    • #9
    • 16th Apr 13, 8:15 PM
    Why can't your manager use his/her details?
    Wins and Freebies: τøøτhραṡτε, τεα-τøώεl
  • borderline
    whats wrong with sending an email

    how does you having access to the account help you tell them how much money is coming
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    I guess they want to know in case the money gets lost "in transit" , the money is sent with their own courier but with the cash a paying slip is sent so they know how much money to expect
  • borderline
    Why can't your manager use his/her details?
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    she could, she has an account but I'm the one sending the money.

    What I would like to know if Data protection Act will allow me to say no to my boss
  • AP007
    she could, she has an account but I'm the one sending the money.

    What I would like to know if Data protection Act will allow me to say no to my boss
    Originally posted by borderline
    its not your money though so I am still lost

    If they use a courier to collect money from you, is that it?
    We’ve had to remove your signature. Please check the Forum Rules if you’re unsure why it’s been removed and, if still unsure, email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 16th Apr 13, 8:31 PM
    • 24,720 Posts
    • 14,950 Thanks
    getmore4less
    still can't see why you need an account an email would do.
  • borderline
    its not your money though so I am still lost

    If they use a courier to collect money from you, is that it?
    Originally posted by AP007
    it's my company's money. They collect it from us, the external company is a foreign exchange business
    • LittleVoice
    • By LittleVoice 16th Apr 13, 8:39 PM
    • 8,369 Posts
    • 5,936 Thanks
    LittleVoice
    If they are simply giving access to some kind of extranet, then your passport should not be necessary. It won't enable them to contact you if there's a query! Not everyone has a passport so if you are not personally engaged in international currency courier work, you might not have an unexpired passport.

    Does your boss already have a copy of your passport? Is it a data protection issue that has caused the question to be asked - because you didn't provide the data for this purpose?

    Is the "account" actually a login ID with password?
    Last edited by LittleVoice; 16-04-2013 at 8:42 PM.
  • AP007
    it's my company's money. They collect it from us, the external company is a foreign exchange business
    Originally posted by borderline
    So they need to set you up an account on their system???

    So they can see what you are going to send to them? Ie allowing YOU access to the system?
    We’ve had to remove your signature. Please check the Forum Rules if you’re unsure why it’s been removed and, if still unsure, email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
  • borderline
    If they are simply giving access to some kind of extranet, then your passport should not be necessary. It won't enable them to contact you if there's a query! Not everyone has a passport so if you are not personally engaged in international currency courier work, you might not have an unexpired passport.

    Does your boss already have a copy of your passport? Is it a data protection issue that has caused the question to be asked - because you didn't provide the data for this purpose?

    Is the "account" actually a login ID with password?
    Originally posted by LittleVoice
    it's the policy of this foreign exchange company to ask for a copy of passport in order to create this type of account. Why I don't know because this account doesn't allow me to order any cash but still they want a copy of my passport.
    HR has a copy of my passport but I would imagine HR cannot give it to a 3rd party , I have to give it myself, and is not me opening the account , it will be an accountant where I work , so I have to give my passport to this accountant so she can enter all my details onto this account and send the copy of my passport.
    I don't really want to give my passport to this accountant either.
    My company won't allow me to have my mobile phone in the office in case I take a picture ( I work with cash) and yet they are ok to give my passport to an external company , this is what annoys me , all these procedures with us but we have to disclose everything to a 3rd party.
  • borderline
    So they need to set you up an account on their system???

    So they can see what you are going to send to them? Ie allowing YOU access to the system?
    Originally posted by AP007
    yes, that's right
    • Jamie Carter
    • By Jamie Carter 16th Apr 13, 8:55 PM
    • 4,802 Posts
    • 3,237 Thanks
    Jamie Carter
    It sounds like they are doing a CRB type check. You can actually have one of these done yourself, and then send a copy of the certificate to them. This is one of many companies who do them: http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/
  • AP007
    yes, that's right
    Originally posted by borderline
    So they want to safeguard THEIR system

    I guess they have their rights to ask or you can not do your job
    We’ve had to remove your signature. Please check the Forum Rules if you’re unsure why it’s been removed and, if still unsure, email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim's to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,637Posts Today

8,311Users online

Martin's Twitter