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The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is the new legal framework that will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 in the European Union (“EU”), and will be directly applicable in all EU Member States from that date. The GDPR’s focus is the protection of personal data, i.e. data about individuals, and builds on existing data protection laws, setting out the responsibilities of businesses in relation to the personal data they collect, hold, transmit and otherwise use.

The GDPR is extra-territorial in nature and applies not just to organizations within the EU who process the data of individuals but also organizations outside the EU who offer goods or services to individuals in the EU, or who monitor the behavior of individuals in the EU. Because the EU is a trading partner of most countries, the GDPR’s wider scope means it has implications for many businesses worldwide, and will effectively require them to be compliant if they wish to operate in EU member states either directly or as a third-party for others.

As one example, if a company based in Africa or the Middle East, or another non-EU country, collects or processes personal data of any employee, prospect, customer, partner, or supplier that is based in the EU, that company will need to be compliant with the GDPR.

Sage has a project team who are focusing on the implementation of GDPR, and which is endorsed by the Sage Board.

In addition, Sage has robust governance procedures in place to manage the implementation of GDPR including a Data Governance Committee comprising many key stakeholders to ensure all areas of our business will be ready for GDPR from the date of enforcement in May 2018.

Learn more about Sage GDPR preparations.

Sign up for a GDPR training course

The GDPR is one of the biggest shake-ups ever seen affecting how data relating to an individual should be handled. Join us for a webinar to better understand the GDPR and some of the steps businesses like yours can take.

Get started with our free GDPR guide

The Sage Quick Start Guide for Businesses Sage has produced this GDPR guide to help you better understand:


• Important terms
• Basic principles
• Actions to can take now


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Key features of the GDPR


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Get answers to key questions on topics including:

  • check Deadlines
  • check Scope
  • check Penalties

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The information contained on this website is for general guidance purposes only. It should not be taken for, nor is it intended as, legal advice. We would like to stress that there is no substitute for customers making their own detailed investigations or seeking their own legal advice if they are unsure about the implications of the GDPR on their businesses. While we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up to date, Sage makes no promises as to completeness or accuracy and the information is delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Sage will not accept any liability for errors or omissions and will not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or reliance on this information or from any action or decisions taken as a result of using this information.

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