search icon

Know your GDPR

Share the message. Share the responsibility.

#ProtectData

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European legal framework that came into effect on 25 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. This includes sole traders of people in EU member states and even companies outside the EU that offer goods or services to the individuals in the EU or who monitor their behaviour there.

Sign up for GDPR online training

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 gathered together the resources you need to get ready for the GDPR. Access software guides, webinar, 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

Info-graphic

Info-graphic

Key features of the GDPR.

Info-graphic

Info-graphic

Protect personal data throughout the business day.

Video

Video

The GDPR in-depth.

Visit Sage Marketplace for more tools from our partners

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, 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.

More great GDPR advice from the Sage Blog

Read our articles, guides, expert tips and more.

Digital Transformation: Why you should just start

Digital Transformation: Why you should just start

The phrase ‘digital transformation’ is a perfect example of how the technology sector likes broad-stroke concepts to explain the revolutionary. It’s also an example of how a message can get lost in translation. Despite being around for several years, the concept still causes confusion and anxiety. The only certainty it projects is that digital transformation […]

Read More Read More
Payroll Q&A: Your questions answered about COVID-19 relief options for businesses

Payroll Q&A: Your questions answered about COVID-19 relief options for businesses

Most South African small and medium businesses are struggling to operate and pay their employees during the national lockdown imposed by the government to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Rob Cooper, chairman of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa, and host of the Sage Annual Payroll Tax Seminar led a recent webinar about how […]

Read More Read More
Coronavirus: 7 steps to build a business continuity plan for your company

Coronavirus: 7 steps to build a business continuity plan for your company

Coronavirus has prompted companies to think about business continuity. Here's how to write a business continuity plan.

Read More Read More
[Infographic] SMME COVID-19 relief funds and support

[Infographic] SMME COVID-19 relief funds and support

The South African government has launched an SMME Relief fund to help vulnerable businesses impacted by COVID-19 access financial support. We’ve put together this infographic to help you understand how your business can access financial support during this challenging time.

Read More Read More

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.