Data Protection

Data protection is associated with numerous legal requirements and privacy concerns. In addition to compliance with general data protection acts, it is necessary to consider compliance with industry-specific legislation in different countries. This documentation describes the specific features and functions that SAP provides to support compliance with the relevant legal requirements and data protection. For more information about topics related to data protection, see the Data Protection section in the relevant application-specific security guides.


In the majority of cases, compliance with data protection laws is not a product feature. SAP software supports data protection by providing security features and specific data-protection-relevant functions such as functions for the simplified blocking and deletion of personal data. SAP does not provide legal advice in any form. The definitions and other terms used in this document are not taken from any given legal source.