The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your company: Do you know if you'll need to make changes to the way you do business?

Think the European Union’s GDPR doesn’t affect your organization in North America? Think again…

On May 25th, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes tough new laws on any organizations dealing with personal data relating to individuals in the European Union (EU) regardless of where the organization resides, as it applies to the processing of personal data:

  •  In the context of the activities of any organisation in the EU, regardless of whether the actual processing of personal data takes place in the EU or not; and
  •  Of individuals who are in the EU by an organization established outside the EU, where the processing activities are related to:
  1.  the offering of goods or services, irrespective of whether a payment is required, to individuals in the EU; or
  2.  the monitoring of their behaviour as far as their behaviour takes place within the EU. 

It follows that if your organization has offices, employees, customers and/or suppliers in the EU and you are processing, or even just storing, the personal data of individuals based in the EU, the GDPR will affect you.

A recent survey found more than 8 out of 10 U.S. and Canadian companies don’t understand what the GDPR means for business.*  If you’re one of  them, you need to get ready for the GDPR now.  To get started, register for “The General Data Protection Regulation and Your Company” through Sage University. This affordable course ($99 U.S.), is held online and led by a live instructor. It walks you through what the regulation is, how it will affect your company, and covers three steps to begin preparation.

 Ready to get ready?  Register online today:

Visit in the U.S., in Canada or give us a call at 855-724-3864—we’re here to help.


*Source: Sage GDPR Customer Survey, January 2018, US 123 respondents, Canada 226 respondents

Partnering with Sage for your software needs is just the first step towards being prepared for the GDPR and provides you with general information and understanding. Sage encourages you to seek additional guidance, including professional legal advice, to ensure all of your business operations are ready for the GDPR.

The information contained at this event 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 legal advice if they are unsure about the implications of the GDPR on their businesses. While we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided at this event is correct and up to date, Sage makes no promises as to completeness or accuracy and the information is delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. 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.