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Discover the comprehensive range of data protection services at Data Protection People. Tailored to meet the unique needs of your organisation, our expert team has successfully handled every challenge imaginable. Whether you’re navigating compliance complexities or enhancing data security, trust DPP to be your partner in safeguarding information.

GDPR Training

Data Protection People have a wide range of training services catering for every need. Whether its general training for operational or admin staff or specific training for specialist roles, we have something for you. watch the short video below to meet the team and find out more about our training services.

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Information Management Software

DataWise is the original privacy tech platform designed to simplify GDPR compliance management. Since its inception in 2011, DataWise has continuously evolved, solidifying its reputation as the pioneering "privacy tech" solution.

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Data Protection Consultancy

Unlock Compliance Excellence with Our GDPR Consultancy Services. Navigating the intricate realm of data protection laws and standards demands expert guidance.

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Outsourced DPO

A data protection officer doesn't have to be a full time employee and in many respects it's better to have a company like DPP take on the role. Watch the video below to find out more about our outsourced DPO and privacy officer services or reach out and get in touch with us.

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At Data Protection People, our cyber security services are designed to fortify your digital defences. With a proven track record spanning diverse sectors in the UK, our seasoned team brings a wealth of experience in handling a wide array of cybersecurity challenges. Reach out to us and explore how DPP can enhance your organisation’s cyber resilience.

External Attack Surface Management

Our experts can support you with Dark Web Monitoring - Data Protection People offer a free dark web scan for your organisation.

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PCI DSS

A PCI assessment is an audit for validating compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a set of security standards for merchants who accept, process, store or transmit credit card information.

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ISO 27001

Our tailored program, guided by industry-certified experts, supports your ISO 27001 compliance journey. Whether you need advice on certification scope, assistance with remediation work, or comprehensive ISO 27001 consultancy, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

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Cyber Security Support

Secure your organisation with Data Protection People's Cyber Security Support. Our expert team ensures cybersecurity excellence, offering tailored support for ISO27001, PCI DSS, Cyber Maturity, Cyber Essentials Plus, and more.

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Supporting DPOs

Flexible Support When You Need It

At Data Protection People, we recognise the dynamic challenges and unique responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) role. Beyond offering standard support, we provide a comprehensive suite of services crafted to empower DPOs at every step.

Collaborative Community: Navigating the intricate landscape of data protection can be isolating. That’s why we’ve fostered a collaborative community of privacy professionals. As a DPO with us, you’re never alone. Our network serves as a forum for insightful discussions, sharing solutions, and building a sense of camaraderie.

Expert Guidance and Advice: The journey of a DPO is often filled with complex decisions. Our seasoned team of experts is your reliable resource, offering timely advice and strategic guidance. We’re not just a service provider; we’re your dedicated partners in overcoming challenges and making informed decisions.

Advanced Training for Continuous Growth: Stay ahead in your role with our advanced training programs. Tailored for DPOs, our courses delve into intricate aspects of data protection, providing you with a competitive edge. It’s not just about meeting the present challenges but ensuring your continuous growth and excellence in your role.

Audits, Assessments, and Document Reviews: Our services extend beyond conventional boundaries. From comprehensive audits and assessments to meticulous document reviews, we ensure that your data protection strategies are not only compliant but also optimised for efficiency.

Simplifying Complexity for Future Ease: Beyond addressing current challenges, our mission is to simplify the complexities inherent in data protection. By partnering with Data Protection People, you’re not just solving problems – you’re ensuring a smoother, more efficient role in the future. We streamline processes, making your responsibilities more manageable and your decisions more impactful.

Diverse Sector Experience

Access to a Team of Industry Experts

At Data Protection People, our expertise spans across diverse sectors, ensuring that businesses of all sizes and orientations receive tailored Data Protection and Cyber Security solutions. From the dynamic commercial sector and agile SMEs to the impactful third sector and expansive multi-nationals, we extend our services to fortify the digital defences of every business entity.

Commercial Sector

Elevate your data protection and cybersecurity standards in the bustling landscape of the Commercial Sector. We offer tailored solutions designed to safeguard your sensitive information, ensuring compliance and resilience against evolving threats. Partner with us to fortify your digital assets and foster a secure environment for sustained growth.

SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of innovation. Our data protection and cybersecurity services are crafted to match the agility of SMEs. Navigate the digital landscape securely, optimize your operations, and scale confidently with our tailored solutions that prioritize your unique business needs.

Third Sector

Third Sector

For organisations in the Third Sector driven by purpose, our data protection and cybersecurity expertise align with your mission. Safeguard sensitive data, build stakeholder trust, and amplify your positive impact. Let our solutions be the backbone of your technology infrastructure, ensuring that your focus remains on making a difference.

Multi Nationals

For the global footprint of Multi Nationals, our data protection and cybersecurity services provide a comprehensive shield. Navigate the complexities of international regulations with confidence. From compliance strategies to threat intelligence, we've got your data security needs covered, empowering your multinational endeavors with resilience.

Public Sector

In the Public Sector, trust and accountability are paramount. Our data protection and cybersecurity consultancy ensures that your operations align seamlessly with regulatory requirements. From confidential citizen data to streamlined governance, our solutions empower public entities to serve with integrity and technological excellence.

Why Use Our Outsourced DPO Services?

Save Time, Money and Guarantee Compliance

Navigating the intricate landscape of data protection demands more than just a DPO — it requires a dedicated team committed to excellence. Our Outsourced DPO Services extend beyond the traditional role, offering a comprehensive approach to legal compliance and pragmatic solutions.

Why Choose Outsourcing?

An outsourced DPO brings a wealth of experience, not just in the law but also in crafting workable solutions. Their impartiality is fortified by a team of privacy practitioners, ensuring that your organization benefits from a spectrum of expertise. Should the need arise, seamless coverage during absences is guaranteed, eliminating the vulnerability associated with a single in-house DPO.

Staying Headache-Free

Concerned about the disruption if your DPO moves on? With an outsourced model, transitions are smooth, and you won’t experience the sudden headache of a critical role vacancy. The continuity provided by a team ensures that your data protection responsibilities are seamlessly handled.

Compliance Tailored to You

Our Outsourced DPO Services align seamlessly with your legal obligations, whether you’re mandated to appoint a DPO or choose to do so voluntarily. We understand that compliance is not just about ticking boxes but about ensuring a robust, practical approach to data protection. Choose Data Protection People for a worry-free, compliance-driven outsourced DPO solution — because your data protection journey should be as smooth as it is secure.

“I cant recommend Data Protection People enough, they have helped me in so many different areas, no matter how complex the challenge or how large the obstacle, DPP always has the answer.

I can call the team at any time and have built an amazing relationship with them, in times of frustration they are here to calm me down and create a plan, they are a pleasure to work with.”

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Data Protection People Blogs & Podcasts

Data Privacy Learning & Guidance

Data Protection People have the UK’s #1 Data Protection Podcast with over 150 episodes available across all audio streaming platforms, we also post regular content designed to simplify complex areas of data protection and cyber security, check out some of the podcasts and articles below and make data protection easy today.

Penetration Testing

Why Your Business Needs Penetration Testing: Uncovering Weaknesses for Maximum Security

Malicious actors are always seeking new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks. This is where penetration testing comes in – a crucial security measure that simulates real-world cyberattacks to identify weaknesses before they can be exploited.

Why Does Your Business Need Penetration Testing?

Imagine your company’s data as a fortress. Penetration testing is like hiring ethical hackers to probe the defences of your castle, searching for hidden weaknesses an attacker could exploit. By proactively identifying these vulnerabilities, you can address them before they become a critical security breach.

Here are some key reasons why this is essential for any UK business:

  • Compliance: Many industries in the UK have strict data protection regulations. This service helps ensure your systems meet compliance standards like PCI DSS and ISO 27001.
  • Reduced Risk of Breaches: Early detection and remediation of vulnerabilities significantly reduce the risk of a cyberattack.
  • Enhanced Reputation: A data breach can damage your company’s reputation. This  demonstrates your commitment to data security and builds trust with clients.
  • Improved Security Posture: It provides valuable insights into your overall security posture, allowing you to prioritise security investments and allocate resources effectively.

Benefits of Penetration Testing for Your Business

Beyond identifying vulnerabilities, penetration testing offers a range of benefits for your business:

  • Actionable Insights: Penetration tests go beyond simply finding weaknesses. They provide detailed reports with clear steps to remediate vulnerabilities and improve your security posture.
  • Prioritisation of Risks: Penetration testing helps you understand the severity of different vulnerabilities, allowing you to focus on the ones that pose the biggest threat.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your systems have been rigorously tested by security experts provides peace of mind, which in turn allows you to focus on running your business.

Why Choose Data Protection People for Your Penetration Testing Needs?

At Data Protection People, we are a leading UK data protection consultancy with a team of highly skilled penetration testing experts. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • CREST-Accredited Professionals: Our experts hold industry-recognised CREST certifications, ensuring the highest standards of expertise and professionalism.
  • Tailored Approach: We understand that every business has unique IT infrastructure and security needs. We customise our  services to meet your specific requirements.
  • Actionable Reporting: We provide comprehensive reports that are easy to understand, even for those without a technical background. These reports, in turn, clearly outline vulnerabilities and recommend practical steps for remediation.
  • Focus on Data Protection: Because of our deep understanding of data protection regulations, we can ensure your penetration testing aligns with your compliance requirements.

Taking the Next Step

By proactively investing in this service, you can significantly improve your cyber security posture and protect your valuable data. Data Protection People is here to help. Contact our team today for a no-obligation consultation.

We Simplify Data Protection: Data protection doesn’t have to be complicated. At Data Protection People, we simplify cyber security, making it easy and accessible for businesses of all sizes.

Cyber Security Training

Why Invest in Cyber Security Training for Your Business?

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. From phishing scams to malware attacks, businesses of all sizes are potential targets. This is where cyber security training comes in – a crucial investment that empowers your employees to be the first line of defence against cyberattacks.

Why Does Your Business Need Cyber Security Training?

Think of your employees as the gatekeepers of your company’s data. Even a single unwitting click on a malicious link can have devastating consequences. Cyber security training equips your team with the knowledge and skills to identify and avoid these threats.

Here are some of the key reasons why cyber security training is essential for your business:

  • Reduced Risk of Data Breaches: Data breaches can be incredibly costly, both financially and reputationally. Training helps employees recognise phishing attempts, suspicious emails, and malware, significantly reducing the risk of falling victim to these attacks.
  • Enhanced Compliance: Many industries have strict data protection regulations, such as GDPR and PCI DSS. This training ensures your employees understand their compliance obligations and how to handle sensitive data securely.
  • Improved Productivity: Cyberattacks can disrupt operations and cause significant downtime. By training your staff to be cyber-aware, you can minimise disruptions and keep your business running smoothly.
  • Stronger Cybersecurity Culture: Regular training fosters a culture of security within your organisation. Employees become more vigilant and take data protection seriously, creating a collective defence against cyber threats.

Benefits of Cyber Security Training for Your Business

Investing in cyber security training offers a multitude of benefits for your business, including:

  • Reduced Costs: The cost of a cyberattack can be astronomical, encompassing data recovery, regulatory fines, and reputational damage. Training acts as a preventative measure, potentially saving your business significant financial resources.
  • Enhanced Customer Trust: Customers entrust you with their personal information. By demonstrating your commitment to data security, you build trust and loyalty, giving your business a competitive edge.
  • Improved Employee Morale: Employees who feel empowered to protect the company’s data are more engaged and productive. This training fosters a sense of responsibility and ownership, boosting overall morale.

Why Choose Data Protection People for Your Cyber Security Training?

At Data Protection People, we are a leading UK data protection consultancy with a team of experienced and qualified trainers. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Comprehensive Training: This training course is tailored to the specific needs of your business and employees. Our courses cover everything from cyber security fundamentals to advanced threat detection.
  • Engaging Delivery: Our trainers are passionate cybersecurity experts who deliver engaging and interactive training sessions. We use real-world scenarios and practical exercises to ensure the knowledge is retained.
  • Accessibility: We offer flexible training options, including on-site training, online courses, and blended learning programs. This allows you to choose the solution that best suits your company’s needs and schedule.
  • Continuous Support: Our commitment doesn’t end after the training. We offer ongoing support to answer your questions and address any emerging cyber security concerns.

Investing in this training is an investment in the future of your business. By empowering your employees to be cyber-aware, you can significantly reduce the risk of attacks, protect your valuable data, and build trust with your customers.

Contact Data Protection People today to discuss your cyber security training needs and unlock the strength of robust cyber defence.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Simplify Your Journey to Cyber Essentials Plus with Data Protection People

Cybersecurity threats are a constant concern for businesses of all sizes in the UK. Data breaches can be devastating, leading to financial losses, reputational damage, and even legal consequences. To help organisations mitigate these risks, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) created the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. But achieving this certification can seem daunting. Here’s where Data Protection People, a leading UK data protection consultancy, can help.

Why Consider Cyber Essentials Plus?

The UK government encourages businesses to have this certification. Here’s why:

  • Enhanced Security: Cyber Essentials Plus builds upon the basic controls of Cyber Essentials by requiring vulnerability scanning, multi-factor authentication, and external penetration testing. This layered approach strengthens your defences against evolving cyber threats.
  • Improved Credibility: Achieving this certification demonstrates your commitment to cybersecurity. This can be a significant advantage when tendering for contracts or working with clients who prioritise data security.
  • Reduced Risk of Attacks: Implementing the controls outlined in Cyber Essentials Plus makes your organisation a less attractive target for cybercriminals.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus for Your Business

Here are some tangible benefits your business can enjoy:

  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your systems are well-protected reduces stress and allows you to focus on core business activities.
  • Improved Customer Trust: Customers increasingly value organisations that prioritise data security. This certification helps build trust and confidence in your brand.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Many regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have overlapping requirements with Cyber Essentials Plus. Achieving certification demonstrates your commitment to data compliance.
  • Reduced Costs: Cybersecurity breaches can be incredibly expensive. Implementing preventative measures can help you avoid these costs.

Why Choose Data Protection People to Guide You?

At Data Protection People, our motto is “data protection made easy.” We apply this philosophy to all our services. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced consultants holds industry-recognised qualifications and extensive experience in cybersecurity best practices.
  • Tailored Approach: We understand that each business has unique needs. We assess your existing controls, identify gaps, and create a custom roadmap to achieve certification.
  • Streamlined Process: We handle the complexities of the process, freeing up your valuable time and resources.
  • Ongoing Support: We offer ongoing support even after you achieve certification. This ensures your controls remain effective and adapt to evolving threats.

Simplifying the Journey

Data Protection People removes the complexity from achieving this certification. We guide you through each step of the process, from initial assessment to external penetration testing. Our clear communication style keeps you informed throughout the journey.

Take the First Step Towards Enhanced Security

Ready to strengthen your cyber defences and unlock the benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus? Contact Data Protection People today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions you may have. Let’s work together to build a more secure future for your business.

Cyber Maturity Assessment

Is Your Organisation Cyber Secure? Take a Cyber Maturity Assessment!

Cyber threats are a constant concern for businesses of all sizes. Data breaches, ransomware attacks, and phishing scams can cripple operations, damage reputations, and cost companies millions. But how can you be sure your organisation is truly prepared? Here’s where a Cyber Maturity Assessment comes in.

Why Does Your Business Need a Cyber Maturity Assessment?

Many businesses mistakenly believe they are safe from cyberattacks. But the reality is, cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics, and even basic defences can be breached. A Cyber Maturity Assessment acts as a vital health check for your organisation’s cybersecurity posture. It provides a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to identify areas for improvement and prioritise resources effectively.

Benefits of a Cyber Maturity Assessment

  • Identify and Address Gaps: The assessment will pinpoint vulnerabilities in your current cybersecurity practices. This allows you to focus your efforts on areas that need the most attention, such as outdated software, inadequate employee training, or weak password policies.
  • Prioritise Investments: With a clear understanding of your cybersecurity maturity level, you can make informed decisions about where to invest your resources. This ensures you’re putting your money towards the most impactful security solutions.
  • Reduce Risk of Attacks: By addressing vulnerabilities, you significantly reduce the risk of a successful cyberattack. This protects your business from financial losses, operational disruptions, and reputational damage.
  • Demonstrate Compliance: Many industries have strict data security regulations. A Cyber Maturity Assessment can help demonstrate your compliance with these regulations, giving you peace of mind and potentially reducing audit costs.
  • Build Confidence and Trust: A strong cybersecurity posture fosters trust with clients, partners, and investors. Knowing you’ve taken proactive steps to protect sensitive data demonstrates your commitment to security.

Why Choose Data Protection People for Your Cyber Maturity Assessment?

Data Protection People is a leading UK data protection consultancy with a proven track record in cybersecurity. Our team of experienced consultants combines technical expertise with a passion for making data protection easy to understand. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Industry-Recognised Expertise: Our consultants hold industry-recognised certifications and have extensive experience conducting Cyber Maturity Assessments for businesses of all sizes and sectors.
  • Tailored Approach: We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution. We take the time to understand your unique business needs and tailor the assessment to your specific IT infrastructure and security posture.
  • Actionable Recommendations: We don’t just identify problems – we provide clear and actionable recommendations for improvement. This includes prioritising risks, suggesting specific security controls, and outlining a roadmap for achieving your desired cyber maturity level.
  • Ongoing Support: Our commitment to your security doesn’t end with the assessment. We offer ongoing support to help you implement your plan and achieve your cybersecurity goals.

Data Protection Made Easy: Your Journey to Cyber Maturity

At Data Protection People, we believe data protection shouldn’t be complex. Our Cyber Maturity Assessment is designed to be clear, concise, and easy to understand, even for those without a technical background. We’ll work closely with you throughout the process, providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure you achieve a robust and sustainable cyber defence posture.

Take the first step towards a more secure future. Contact Data Protection People today to schedule your Cyber Maturity Assessment.

Emotional AI & Contradictory Case Law

GDPR Radio – Emotional AI & Contradictory Case Law

Welcome back, data protection enthusiasts! This week on the Data Protection Made Easy podcast, we delve into the ever-evolving world of data privacy with a special GDPR Radio episode (Episode 176).

Your Hosts:

  • Phil Brining, Director and Founder of Data Protection People
  • Joe Kirk, Consultant at Data Protection People
  • Caine Glancy, Support Desk Team Leader at Data Protection People

The Week’s Hot Topics:

  • Emotional AI: We explore the exciting yet complex world of Emotional AI, examining its potential applications and the data privacy concerns that arise when machines start to “feel.”
  • Contradictory Case Law: The data protection landscape can be challenging to navigate, especially with seemingly contradictory court rulings. Our experts discuss recent cases and offer insights on how to stay informed and compliant.

A Deep Dive Next Week:

Join us next week for a more in-depth exploration of Records of Processing Activities (RoPAs). Don’t miss this valuable episode, featuring the return of data protection expert Jasmine Harrison!

Welcome New Listeners!

We’re thrilled to welcome a wave of new subscribers thanks to our exciting IAPP partnership! Now, you can earn valuable Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits simply by listening to the Data Protection Made Easy podcast.

Ready to Dive In?

Whether you’re a seasoned data protection professional or just starting your journey, this episode offers thought-provoking discussions and practical insights. Tune in now to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Emotional AI and its data privacy implications.
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of contradictory case law in data protection.
  • Get a taste of what’s to come in our upcoming RoPA deep-dive episode.

Listen to Episode 176 Now!

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Data Protection in the Non-Profit Sector

Balancing Good Deeds with Good Practices

Empowering Charities to Navigate Data Protection Challenges: This episode of Data Protection Made Easy dives into the unique world of data protection within the non-profit sector. Our guest speaker, Rebecca Wells, Data Protection and Information Governance Manager at Sustrans, shares her experience and insights on how charities can effectively balance their mission of helping others with the crucial need to protect individual privacy.

Key Discussion Points:

  • The Balancing Act for Charities: We explore the delicate dance between upholding data protection principles and supporting vulnerable people in need. Learn strategies for responsible data practices while fulfilling your organisation’s mission.
  • Compliance Made Clear for Charities: Unravel the complexities of data protection regulations, particularly for smaller charities with limited resources. Gain practical tips and guidance to ensure compliance within the legal framework.
  • Supporting DPO Wellbeing in Charities: Being a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the non-profit sector comes with its own challenges. We discuss strategies for managing workload, mental well-being, and handling sensitive data to ensure DPOs are adequately supported.
  • Valuable Insights for All: Even if you work outside the charity sector, this episode offers valuable insights into the human element of data protection and the challenges of balancing regulations with real-world needs. You’ll also learn practical tips applicable to various data protection practices.

Listen and Learn:

  • Join the conversation: This episode is packed with practical advice and real-world scenarios that resonated with our live audience, as evidenced by the active live chat. You’ll gain valuable knowledge from an expert and connect with the Data Protection Made Easy community.
  • Accessible and Informative: Our podcast is designed to be clear and easy to understand, even for those new to data protection. We avoid jargon and complex legalese, focusing on providing insightful discussions delivered by our team of experts.

Rebecca Wells – A Wealth of Experience

Rebecca brings a wealth of experience working within the charity sector. She’ll share her insights on navigating the complexities of data protection in this unique environment. Follow our brilliant guest speaker on Linkedin: Click here.

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Data Protection Made Easy is more than just a podcast; it’s a thriving community. Subscribe to receive weekly invitations to informative sessions like this one and connect with a network of passionate individuals committed to data privacy.

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The Data Protection Made Easy podcast is one of the most viewed data protection podcasts on Spotify. Tune in and listen at your own leisure here. Data Protection Made Easy.

GDPR Radio – Episode 174

Episode 174: How Does Your Cookie Crumble

Welcome to Data Protection Made Easy, your one-stop shop for all things data protection and cybersecurity! In this episode, our enthusiastic hosts Jasmine Harrison, Phil Brining, and Joe Kirk, dive into the latest data protection news alongside a live audience. Tune in to this weeks episode titled GDPR Radio – Episode 174 – How Does Your Cookie Crumble.

Data Protection for Everyone: A Thriving Community of 1200+

Data Protection Made Easy isn’t just a podcast; it’s a thriving community. With over 1200 passionate subscribers, our show fosters a welcoming environment for anyone interested in data protection, regardless of experience level. Whether you’re an experienced data protection practitioner (DPO) or just starting your journey, our weekly discussions offer valuable insights and keep you up-to-date on the ever-evolving world of data privacy.

Top Data Protection Podcast with Award-Winning Recognition

Data Protection Made Easy boasts an impressive reach, with over 20,000 views on Spotify alone! We’ve hosted a staggering 174 insightful discussions, all designed to be accessible and engaging. Our dedication to clear communication was recently recognised with a prestigious “Best Podcast” award at a cybersecurity show, solidifying our commitment to making data protection understandable and enjoyable.

This Week’s Hot Topics: Cookies, AI in Healthcare, and More!

Join Jasmine, Phil, and Joe for a lively conversation on the data protection news of the week. This episode delves into the complexities of cookie usage and explores the proper implementation of these ubiquitous tracking tools.

The discussion doesn’t stop there! Our hosts also explore a recent proposal by the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK to utilise AI for physiotherapy consultations. While this advancement holds promise for improved healthcare delivery, it also raises important data privacy considerations.

Listen On Your Terms: Flexible Options for Everyone

We understand that everyone consumes content differently. That’s why Data Protection Made Easy is available on all major audio streaming platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music. Catch the latest episode (and all previous ones!) whenever and wherever it suits you. Search ‘Data Protection Made Easy‘ and you can tune in to over 174 hours of content for free.

Join the Live Audience and Upcoming Events!

Experience the excitement of live data protection discussions! Data Protection Made Easy is broadcasted every Friday between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM (BST) in front of a live audience. Want to be part of the action? Head over to the our events page: Upcoming Events. Explore our upcoming discussions. Find a variety of insightful webinars and discussions waiting for you!

Looking Ahead: Challenges and Solutions for Charities with Rebecca Wells

Next week, we’re excited to welcome Rebecca Wells, Data Protection and Information Governance Manager at Sustrans. Rebecca will join us for a special session discussing the unique challenges charities face in adhering to data protection regulations, particularly under tight financial constraints. This episode is a must-listen for anyone working in the non-profit sector, offering practical tips and strategies for achieving data protection compliance on a budget.

Stay Tuned and Keep Growing with Us!

The Data Protection Made Easy community is dedicated to continuous growth, and we’d love for you to be a part of it! Subscribe to the podcast, join the live audience, and participate in upcoming events. Together, let’s navigate the ever-changing landscape of data protection with a fun and informative approach.

Freedom Of Information – A Tool For Transparency

Freedom Of Information – A Tool For Transparency

Working in the data protection industry, where information is power, ensuring transparency within organisations is crucial. Freedom of Information (FOI), also known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), empowers individuals to request access to information held by public authorities. During this week’s episode of the AWARD WINNING Data Protection Made Easy podcast, with over 20,000 Spotify plays and 170 episodes, dives deep into the world of FOI with expert Laura Brentnall, Support Desk Manager from Data Protection People.

Transparency: The Cornerstone of Public Trust

The FOI serves as a cornerstone for open government and public trust. It allows individuals to hold organisations accountable and fosters a more informed citizenry. Laura, with her experience working in local authorities and across diverse sectors, sheds light on the practicalities of FOI for organisations of all sizes.

Intriguing Encounters with FOI Requests

The session wouldn’t be complete without a touch of intrigue! Laura along with some of our listeners shared some fascinating (and sometimes bizarre) FOI requests they’ve encountered. From the infamous UK parliamentary expenses scandal, where information was disclosed outside of FOI channels, to a local council paying a psychic for an exorcism (yes, you read that right!), these real-world examples highlight the vast scope of FOI requests.

Navigating the Legal Landscape

FOI comes with its own legal framework. The discussion explores recent cases and considerations surrounding the FOIA. This includes the concept of vexatious requests, where someone submits excessive or unreasonable FOI requests to disrupt an organisation’s operations. A link to a case study from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is provided for further exploration.

Equipping You for FOI Success

The session equips organisations with practical strategies for handling FOI requests effectively. This might involve streamlining processes, understanding exemptions under the FOIA, and effectively communicating with requesters. Data Protection People have a dedicated team of FOI experts if you have further questions after listening.

Our New FOI Service: Simplifying the Process

Data Protection People are excited to announce its new FOI service! This service is designed to support organisations of all sizes and sectors in navigating the FOI process with confidence. Whether you need help developing a robust FOI policy or require assistance in responding to complex requests, our team of experts is here to guide you.

Calling All Outrageous Requests!

For the upcoming part two of this FOI discussion, the team is looking for your input! Submit your most outrageous (and anonymous) FOI experiences, and they’ll be discussed on the next episode. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the experiences of others and gain valuable insights.

Join Our Vibrant Community!

Data Protection Made Easy is more than just a podcast; it’s a thriving community. If you enjoyed this session and want to be part of the conversation, subscribe! Simply visit the contact us page and request to subscribe. You’ll then receive weekly invites to insightful discussions led by our industry experts.

Here’s what makes our community special:

  • Diversity: We welcome everyone, from veteran Data Protection Officers (DPOs) with 20 years of experience to students just starting their careers.
  • Open Forum: Our discussions are designed to be enthusiastic and informative. Professionals share valuable top tips, practical advice, and real-world stories to empower others.
  • Commitment to Education: We are passionate about data protection and believe in sharing knowledge freely. There’s no sales pitch here; just genuine conversation.
  • Impressive Reach: With over 100 live listeners every week, our podcast is a top contender in the data protection space. You’ll be joining a community of passionate individuals committed to data privacy.

Don’t miss out! Subscribe today and unlock a world of data protection knowledge with Data Protection Made Easy.

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RoPA Roundup: A Practical Workshop for DPOs
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RoPA Roundup: A Practical Workshop for DPOs

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