The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new law that will replace the EU’s existing data protection and privacy regulation. It was agreed in April 2016 and will come into force in May 2018. Many of you may have already heard a lot about it, and there’s a lot of information out there about what it may mean for your business.

Luckily, there’s a solution to any data problems you may be facing right in front of you. If you have Office 365, then you’ll have access to SharePoint. SharePoint has a huge amount of flexibility and you can tailor it to manage your data exactly how you need it to.

Our latest eBook goes into detail about how SharePoint can help you be GDPR compliant in time for May 2018. Rather than wasting time looking for more expensive alternatives for your data management needs, SharePoint can do most of it for you.

There are three main areas where SharePoint can help you become more compliant for the GDPR:

Information/ Content Management

Retention Policies


Our eBook takes you through these areas where many companies experience problems, and shows you how SharePoint can be a great tool to alleviate issues.


SharePoint allows you, once set up, to automate many data processes. For example, retention policies are an important aspect of data management, and to be able to log when and how data is destroyed is incredibly useful.

SharePoint’s policies functionality also allows you to track when somebody downloads or attempts to download a file. If that file contains sensitive information then an administrator will be notified.


Office 365 has the advantage of the Cloud, which means you can securely upload and access files from anywhere at any time. This also means that as flexible as it is, admins have the ability to set permissions to ensure that documents are doubly safe!

To find out more about how SharePoint can help you with GDPR compliance, download it here.