Deep Dive Consultancy

In-depth Data Protection Analysis

Reduce Risk!

Our Deep Dive consultancy services are designed to deal with specific projects and/or to do a deep investigation of a particular Data Protection issue. This will allow you to develop a greater understanding of the issues and risks in a specific issue and to develop appropriate mitigation using our expert resources.

Why do I need a Deep Dive analysis?

Often information risk exists in areas where an organisation has insufficient knowledge or control over the information processes and either a) maybe you don’t have sufficient resources to dedicate to a detailed cross-organisational or lengthy project; b) you don’t have the expert knowledge required in the deep dive area or c) you prefer an independent third party review.

We call this a “deep dive” as the analysis is usually narrow in focus and deep in penetration.

Typical Deep Dive Scenarios

A good example of a deep dive audit project is when we are instructed to examine, map, and ensure the data privacy compliance of a consent/opt-in process for electronic marketing.

This will usually involve looking at several websites, spreadsheets, databases, and paper forms and engaging with email broadcasting, web hosting, mailing house, telesales and other companies with who you share your data. The ultimate aim is to ensure you are able to deliver your communications program, reviewing contractual arrangements or putting new agreements in place with those third parties, documenting processes, data flows, a privacy impact assessment etc. and even carrying out site inspections if required.

Other examples of our Deep Dive analysis projects include:

  • Analysis of Risk Register
  • Procedural Framework Investigation
  • Supply Chain Investigation & Review of Process and Procedures
  • Staff Training & Awareness Sessions
  • Using DataWise, either via a managed service or standalone subscription, the key information, findings and remedial actions from a Deep Dive investigation(s) can be integrated into the system for ongoing management and reporting purposes

Report

Following the Deep Dive audit, you will receive a professional report with our findings and recommendations for the specific data protection compliance issues. The report will include a detailed analysis of the data flow, highlighting areas of concern along with remedial recommendations where necessary.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    We have been receiving complaints over the last few weeks from people who have received unsolicited direct marketing calls from a company called The Protection People.  We should like to point out that we are Data Protection People and have nothing to do with those calls.

    We have been advising those people who have contacted us that they should make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using this link https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/nuisance-calls-and-messages/spam-texts-and-nuisance-calls/.  It would be helpful to the ICO if you knew the number that called you, the date and time of the call and what the call seemed to be about.

    You might also want to register your phone number with the telephone preference service (TPS), a national suppression service which should cut down calls of this nature as it is not lawful to make unsolicited direct marketing calls to numbers registered on the TPS.  You can register your number here https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/register.

    We know that these kind of calls can be distressing and intrusive and you have our sympathy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss it with us otherwise we’d encourage you to report it to the ICO as notifying them of this kind of practice enables them to investigate and take enforcement action where necessary.  You can see the action that has been taken by the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/enforcement/.

    Data Protection People Limited – March 2021

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