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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (“EUGDPR”) is a European legal framework that came into effect on the 25th of May 2018. The UK subsequently adopted it following Brexit – this is where you may hear the term “the UKGDPR”.  

The GDPR focuses on protecting, collecting, and managing personal data (i.e. data about individuals). It must be complied with by all companies and organisations in the UK or EU who hold or otherwise process personal data (including sole traders) of people in the UK or EU, and even companies outside the UK or EU that offer goods or services to the individuals in the UK or EU or who monitor their behaviour there.

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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Key features of the GDPR.

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Sage has a dedicated Global Privacy team who consider the GDPR, as well as other data protection laws and regulations across the world, and how they impact Sage and its customers.

More great GDPR advice from the Sage Blog

Read our articles, guides, expert tips, and more.

GDPR checklist: 8 important things your business needs to know

GDPR checklist : 8 important things your business needs to know

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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How HR teams can build a better culture of data privacy in their organisations

How HR teams can build a better culture of data privacy in their organisations

GDPR means organisations and HR teams must ensure they’re creating a healthy data privacy culture across the employee lifecycle. Here’s how.

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4 ways to protect your accountancy practice from a data breach

4 ways to protect your accountancy practice from a data breach

Protecting your accountancy practice from a data breach is important, especially in light of the GDPR. Read this for advice on protecting your firm.

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A guide to implementing GDPR: Lessons learned from UK businesses

A guide to implementing GDPR : Lessons learned from UK businesses

Implementing GDPR : Lessons learned from UK businesses is a free guide full of advice about the data protection legislation and how to apply it.

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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.

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