Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is GDPR?

The GDPR legislation aims to update the rules on data protection and to harmonise the level of protection across the EU regarding the privacy of the personal data. The EU wants to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

The GDPR regulations were added to British law with the Data Protection Act 2018 which came into force on 25 May 2018.

At IRIS we are keen to ensure all practices comply with the new regulations. We have taken steps within our products to assist with your compliance of the data protection regulations. 

Our IRIS GDPR Advisor powered by The Data Support Agency is a hub of essential resources for accountants to simplify and enhance their Data Protection compliance.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resources

GDPR resources for Accountants

Keep on top of the latest changes for data protection legislation and GDPR with training courses, whitepapers and notes for accountants in practice.

GDPR resources for businesses

Learn more about how GDPR affects your business from a payroll and HR perspective. Download our latest free guide on GDPR compliance.


IRIS GDPR Advisor provides answers on data protection related queries. It is available whenever an accountant needs help and is delivered 24/7 via an online portal. The resource library is fully maintained by GDPR specialists at The Data Support Agency.

Covering all areas of data compliance, IRIS GDPR Advisor provides:

  1. Central hub for all GDPR compliance documents.
  2. Phone, email and online chat support services.
  3. Access to data protection specialists.
  4. Answers your questions any time of the day, every day of the week.

Employee Awareness & Training

Achieving and maintaining GDPR compliance begins with employee training and education. Get GDPR Smart is an online training platform that makes compliance training fun for your staff and provides vital analytics about who in the business needs additional training. From as little as £10 per employee, per year.

How the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Affects UK Practices

We bring you a series of IRIS guides and whitepapers, aimed at keeping you up to speed on GDPR and helping you to prepare for compliance and beyond.

In this latest whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  1. Differences from current Data Protection laws.
  2. Fundamental GDPR principles.
  3. How IRIS is helping practices manage GDPR compliance.
  4. How to prepare for GDPR.
  5. The consequences of not getting it right.

GDPR and Data Protection Guide for businesses

The following 11-page guide, contains essential information to help businesses identify gaps in their knowledge about The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and uncover areas of non-compliance. It will provide organisations with practical steps to ensure they are meeting all of the data protection requirements.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. What data protection is all about.
  2. The key facts about GDPR.
  3. What’s changed in the new rules.
  4. Essential compliance tips.
  5. How IRIS software helps ensure compliance.
  6. The IRIS promise to you.