As public sector bodies, local authorities are subject to both the GDPR and the Freedom of Information Act (2000) (FoIA). It's a diverse sector with district councils and large city councils providing a range of services and processing a huge amount of different types of personal data about a broad range of people. We've found that most local authorities are sufficiently well resourced to operate a great inforamtion governance regime so in the main, our services to the sector are aligned to support data protection officers and information governance functions. Our SAR bureau takes the strain when large or complex requests are received. Our audit team provide assessments and assurance. Our support desk handles queries on points of law as they apply to the public sector. Our training team helps privacy professionals stay on top of their development. Our PCI DSS practice undertakes annual assessment, and DataWise provides a one-stop shop for accountability record keeping. resourcing can be a challenge in local government - find out how we can provide flexible, scalable, on-demand and cost effective services to supplement what you already have.
Our Consultant Rob Wilkinson works closely with Local Authorities to tailor specific events that bring real value from the sector, click here if you would like to see all the events for your sector.
DPP host a weekly podcast covering a range of different topics, we alternate between GDPR Radio, an informal laid back session where we discuss the news of the week and Data Protection Made Easy where we discuss challenges
Documents and guides to help you navigate complex Data Protection challenges.
Our support desk responds to in-bound queries about data protection and information rights law, PCI DSS, ISO27001 and much more
Engage our team of experienced privacy practitioners to help manage your compliance
Offering a range of services to help reduce the cost of responding to subject access requests
A range of audits, assessments and reviews to test and report on data protection compliance
A range of services to assist with the management of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Comprehensive suite of document templates for managing compliance with the PCI DSS, ISO27001, and data protection law
A range of training programs and materials in data protection law and compliance management, the PCI DSS and security awareness
An enterprise-grade database system for managing compliance helping you move away from spreadsheets and forms
“DPP has helped us in numerous different areas over the last 6 months, from giving our Information Governance Framework a full refresh to answering complex questions related to data protection law.
I have been really impressed with Oliver Rear and Kathy Midgley and in particular the training services they have provided. They not only have a vast understanding of data protection, but they are also great people to work with. I feel comfortable that I can reach out to DPP at any time to help navigate complicated scenarios.”
"We reached out to Data Protection People for their support desk services, they assess our organisation and helped to highlight areas of compliance that needed attention, 12 months after using their support services we decided to use them as an outsourced DPO which really tied the service together.
I would highly recommend using a combination of the outsourced DPO service and DPP’s support desk, their help and advice has been invaluable."
"I can't 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 have the answer.
I can call Oliver or David at any time and have built an amazing relationship with them, in times of frustration they are there to calm me down and create a plan, they are a pleasure to work with."
We're here to help guide you through the complexities of data protection, and help make it easy to implement. Get in touch with our world-class team today, to see how we can assist you and your organisation with every aspect of data privacy compliance.
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