"Processing information electronically" means any digital device that comes in contact with personal information.
From your website and email to your mobile phone and contact list, all of this counts as electronic processing. Perhaps you use spreadsheets or an HR software to manage your employee's information or payroll. If any personal information is stored on or shared via a digital device, then you are processing information electronically.
|A contractor calls you on your mobile phone.||
You store their number in your phone
|You are therefore processing their information electronically.|
This principle applies across the board. CRM's, email, spreadsheets and any other form of electronic device for that can be used to store information.
Here are a few more examples of instances you might be processing personal information electronically :
- Phone / computer / cloud address book
- HR web app/software
- Accounting web app/software
- Payroll web app/software
- CRM (customer relationship management) web app/software
- Web enquiry forms
- Email marketing tools such as MailChimp
- E-commerce platforms such as Shopify