GDPR for Accountants: Explained


The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 and affects all EU businesses. Ahead of the start date, accountants in practice need to understand the implications on their processes and client data, and create a plan for compliance.

Our resident GDPR expert, Ian Cooper, explains the key points for accountants, provides detail on what your firm can do to prepare, and answers audience questions on the topic.


Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper
Product Manager
Thomson Reuters


Ian Cooper is responsible for all aspects of cloud delivered workflow tools for UK accountants, within the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. This includes compliance, practice management, document management and client portal solutions. In addition, he specialises in data security and is currently focused on the upcoming GDPR changes.

Ian has over 20 years’ experience helping accountants benefit from technology, with a focus on the cloud, workflow, data, and reporting. He also has start-up experience as the co-founder of a business developed to protect firms from data security issues and IT overspending.

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