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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European legal framework that took effect on May 25, 2018.

The GDPR’s focus is the protection, collection, and management of personal data (i.e., data held on individuals); it applies to all companies and organizations in the European Union (EU) who hold or otherwise process personal data (including sole traders) on individuals residing in EU Member States, and even companies outside the EU that offer goods or services to EU residents or that monitor their local behavior.

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The GDPR represents one of the biggest shake-ups ever 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 forward than we did before." – Debbie Manning, Brodie Panning

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Our promise to you

Sage has a project team focusing on GDPR implementation strategy, which has been endorsed by the Sage Board.


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

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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Sage GDPR legal disclaimer

The information contained on this website is for general guidance purposes only. It should not be substituted for, and is not intended to be, legal advice.

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

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up to date, Sage issues no guarantees as to completeness or accuracy; moreover, this information is being delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, whether express or implied.

Sage will not accept any liability for errors or omissions and will not be held liable for any damages (including, but not limited to, damage from 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.