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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') is a new European legal framework that came into effect on the 25th of May 2018.

The GDPR’s focus is the protection, collection and management of personal data (i.e. data about individuals), and it applies to all companies and organisations in the EU who hold or otherwise process personal data (including sole traders) of people in EU Member States, and even to companies outside the EU that offer goods or services to the individuals in the EU or who monitor their behaviour there.

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

“A very comprehensive overview... we feel more confident going forwards than we did." - Debbie Manning, Brodie Panning

GDPR help centre

We’ve gathered together the resources you need to get ready for the GDPR. Access software guides, webinar and training options and support for your clients.

Get started with our free GDPR guide

Sage has produced this GDPR guide to help you better understand:

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

Test your awareness with this checklist

Get answers to key questions on topics including:

  • Deadlines
  • Scope
  • Penalties

Learn more with our GDPR resources

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The GDPR in-depth.

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Looking for more tools to assist your organisation in meeting some of your GDPR obligations? Browse the GDPR section of the Sage Marketplace.

Our promise to you

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

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

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Sage GDPR legal disclaimer

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 professional advice if they are unsure about the implications of the GDPR on their businesses.

We would like to stress that there is no substitute for customers conducting their own detailed investigations or seeking their own professional advice if they are unsure of the implications of GDPR on their businesses.

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.