Trust Centre


Data Protection Program


Visma has a Data Protection Council (Council) that meets regularly, and a corporate Data Protection Officer (DPO), a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Managers (DPMs) in every Visma company.

All strategic decisions regarding data protection are governed by the Council in order to ensure transparency and accountability.

Visma's responsibility to comply with applicable privacy legislation has been delegated to the DPO, a formal and independent role as described in the GDPR. In short, the DPO facilitates the privacy work in Visma.

All companies in Visma are subject to the framework and organisational requirements as outlined above. All companies are tied to a DPM resource which continuously reports to and cooperates with the DPO to solve everyday tasks. The DPMs are trained individually and through specific workshops for all DPMs. In addition, all companies report to the Council on topics such as progress on mandatory privacy training, internal control, incidents, and compliance with corporate policies. The Council, in turn, reports to Visma group management and Visma's owners.

Policies & Guidelines

Through our privacy policy and internal guidelines we ensure all employees are aware of how Visma shall process our customers' personal data and also our internally owned personal data. These governing documents are approved by our Council.

Risk, maturity & monitoring

Visma and our products are constantly evolving. To ensure that we comply with applicable data protection  legislation while meeting our customers' trust and expectations, Visma has implemented an assessment program. The assessments give us insight into the actual risks related to the product/service.

For most software service we launch in the market, we conduct and review a mandatory data protection assessment. The assessments consist of detailed requirements with questions and answers. The assessments are updated regularly.

Incident handling

In the event of an incident, our Privacy and Security Incident Response Team, including our Data Protection Officer (DPO), initiates the incident response procedure.

The team is specialised in handling security and privacy incidents.The team and DPO work together with the people responsible for the specific product and/or area of business. This enables Visma to respond quickly and appropriately to incidents, mitigate risk, and ensure that customers receive timely and relevant information.

Awareness and training

The legal environment is changing and new laws and regulations are taking effect to control the collection, use, retention, disclosure and disposal of personal information and data in general.

Simultaneously, the rate of cyber attacks, data breaches and unauthorised use of data is growing. Therefore, it is more important than ever to understand the rights and obligations of individuals and organisations with respect to personal information and customer data.

On this basis, all employees in Visma are subject to privacy awareness training. And all Visma companies are tied to a data protection resource to educate staff.


When customers trust us with their data, they also need to know that we will treat the data with the necessary level of confidentiality.

All employees in Visma have confidentiality clauses included in their employment contracts, and they go through an e-learning course in privacy. The development teams (as well as other teams and employees) receive additional training and support tailored to their roles.

Most teams have a dedicated Security Engineer, who receives additional training in security and privacy. A Data Protection Manager (DPM) is also available for the development teams. This person, together with the Security Team, supports and guides the development teams through the mandatory internal process for security and privacy.

When employees leave Visma, they are reminded that their duty of confidentiality still remains.