Managing your own Data Protection compliance requires a great deal of specialised knowledge and usually a substantial input of time – reading all the relevant information on the Information Commissioner’s Office website is almost a full time job. We can support you in this, whether it is for a one-off project or ongoing involvement. To achieve compliance for small and medium sized businesses this is likely to be a much more cost-effective approach than committing a full-time employee.
We work with clients who require a single consultation in order to check they are compliant with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and related legislation. Other clients also wish to ensure that they review their practice regularly in order to be assured that their business continues to function within legal boundaries as they develop and the legal environment changes.
It is also essential to monitor changes to legislation and the impact these have on business procedures. We always advise clients to go beyond compliance to best practice; invariably best practice becomes legal compliance.
What does your company require and how can we help you with Data Protection compliance?
Data Protection Policy
We can help you create a Data Protection Policy adapted to your needs and the way you do things. This will explain how you comply with Data Protection legislation and best practice. It will be invaluable to staff and can be used to reassure clients. We believe that this and other procedures should be written by you with guidance from us; this way you will take ownership of it, it will fit in with your way of working and it will not be expensive.
Advice and procedures relating to;
- Subject Access Requests (SARs)
- Outsourcing of Data Processing
- Privacy Notices (Privacy Policies)
- Violent Warning Registers
- Direct Marketing
- Information Security Policy
- Information Security Best Practice
- Data Breach Management
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Cloud Computing
- Social Media
Our Virtual Data Protection Officer service includes;
- Initial Data Protection audit
- Annual audit and update.
- Priority response to Data Protection issues.
At an initial meeting we would include a mini-audit and assessment of your needs, which will help you to guage your current level of risk and decide the steps which will manage that risk. Based on this meeting we will be able to quote a price for our services and if you decide to proceed we will carry out a full data protection healthcheck and agree a programme of work with you.
Because we often work with clients who are a distance away or work on split sites, meetings can be held online, using conferencing software. This sort of outsourcing can be a very cost-effective data protection solution for small to medium sized businesses, giving continuity of support without committing a member of staff.
If you have Data Protection issues we can help you. Get in touch now!