Brexit or not, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018

In brief, these regulations will strengthen our present data protection legislation, much of which is out of step with current technology and business practices. The aim is to ensure that individuals are protected from having their personal data disclosed, or used in a way that is not consistent with the business of the organisation that holds them.

The new regulations will place a greater burden on any organisation holding personal information in any form to demonstrate management accountability, as well as the methods used to control and protect the data it holds. For businesses where data is held as manual records and spreadsheets, ensuring GDPR compliance will potentially be a time consuming exercise.

However, for those businesses already running Sage CRM achieving and maintaining compliance is considerably easier. Sage CRM can help in the following ways:

  • controlling who has access to which data and for what purpose.
  • providing checks and alerts to ensure that relevant consents are received and recorded.
  • making data available either by request, or through a secure web portal for individuals to access and update their own information.
  • to demonstrate compliance with any 'forget' request or other communication.
  • easily making data available in an acceptable format for individuals who want to move their data from one controller to another.
  • helping to recognise any breach allowing the relevant authority to be notified promptly.

If you would like to find out how this would work for your business, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call on 01444 810519 to talk through your specific requirements.