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Accountants and Bookkeepers - know your GDPR

Prepare your practice. Advise your clients.

What is the GDPR?

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

The GDPR represents a significant change to the ways in which accountants run their practices and work with clients. Seen as a trusted source of advice and guidance, particularly for small to medium-sized businesses, accountants have an opportunity to take the lead with their clients to help them manage their GDPR compliance.

Safe with Sage

Research undertaken by Sage ahead of the GDPR enforcement showed that 57% of UK businesses lacked awareness surrounding the GDPR, whilst 60% didn’t understand what it meant for their business.

At Sage, we recognise that this level of uncertainty among accountants and their small to medium-sized business clients, means you may feel unprepared to deal with the impact of the GDPR.

With GDPR enforcement applying from 25 May 2018, now is the time to put a practical plan in place for compliance with the new regulation.

We’re here to help you manage your GDPR responsibilities. We understand the challenges you face and we’re committed to compliance across our range of products. Working together, we can help turn GDPR from a challenge, to an opportunity.

GDPR Guide for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Sage has produced this GDPR guide to help you understand the impacts of being GDPR-ready for your practice and your clients.

It covers:

  • What GDPR means for your practice and your clients
  • GDPR-readiness from the view of an accountant
  • Key considerations and practical steps for becoming GDPR-ready
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Managing your GDPR responsibility

Watch our latest videos from one of our accountant customers and GDPR consultant on how your practice and clients can prepare for the GDPR.

Sage Advice to help you prepare for GDPR compliance

Read our blogs to help your practice and your clients get ready for the GDPR.

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.
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Our promise to you

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.