Data Protection Consulting Services

Meet ICO expectations and maintain a defensible position with support from our compliance and technical specialists.

The Data Protection challenge

Many organisations undertook significant projects to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline of May 2018. However, since then, many have failed to embed data protection into business-as-usual activities.

Data protection frameworks have struggled to keep up with internal and external changes. Some organisations do not have specialist in-house resources fully dedicated to data protection; this is where GDPR consultants can help.

The regulators’ expectations are being further clarified on an ongoing basis through additional guidance, enforcement and court cases. Recently, there has been an increasing trend for regulators to issue enforcement actions and fines in cases involving non-compliance.

Our data protection specialists help organisations assess their compliance against the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)’s expectations and deliver a remediation plan to achieve a defensible position. We also offer a Virtual Data Protection Officer (vDPO) service to provide technical support and advice as required by clients who may not have the required in-house expertise.

Data Protection consulting services

 

Data Protection Gap Assessment

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has finalised its Accountability Tracker toolkit to help businesses achieve a defensible data protection position. This toolkit further clarifies their expectations, which are grouped into ten key themes with two additional themes added by our team reflecting ICO guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (“PECR”). We apply this methodology to conduct a thorough and independent gap assessment of your data protection framework.

Data Protection Consulting

Data Protection Consulting

Data Protection Framework Implementation and Remediation

We help companies design and implement practical remediation actions to address any gaps in their data protection framework.

Virtual DPO Service

We offer a dedicated, outsourced data protection service to provide specialist data protection advice and guidance on request. This is available to clients as part of an annual, upfront subscription.

Data Protection Consulting

Data Protection Consulting

Training

We develop one-off or ongoing data protection training programmes tailored to the team’s requirements, delivered by certified professionals.

Achieving a defensible position on data protection

Our data protection compliance consultants at Xcina will collaborate with firms to deliver and achieve the following:

  • Independent assurance to the Board and Senior Management on the effectiveness of the data protection framework.
  • A rigorous assessment of data protection compliance against the expectations which would form the basis of an ICO audit.
  • A gap assessment report including a rating of any gaps, risks and issues against ICO expectations, as well as pragmatic and proportionate recommendations to address these and achieve a defensible position against those expectations.
  • A realistic implementation roadmap covering relevant recommendations for improvement.
  • Access to expertise on a flexible and on-call basis with an outsourced DPO service, without the cost burden of in-house fully-dedicated subject matter experts.
  • Regular sharing of insights into relevant data protection trends and developments.
Data protection solutions

How Xcina’s Data Protection Consulting
can help your business

Data Protection Consulting

Clients benefit from our extensive subject matter expertise as well as best practices gained from assisting more than 50 organisations with their data protection requirements.

Our data protection specialists have many years’ experience on the subject and are fully attuned to the latest developments. They provide pragmatic value-added solutions tailored to your specific context, not generic recommendations.

We share with you our deliverables and conduct knowledge transfer and training as required so that your team is equipped to use and maintain your data protection framework independently going forward.

Our robust methodology is aligned with the ICO’s accountability tracker as well as GDPR and PECR requirements. It therefore enables clients to benchmark themselves against the ICO’s expectations and to achieve a defensible position in terms of data protection compliance.

Our vDPO service is a highly cost-effective solution for obtaining access to subject matter expertise and advice upon request.

What our clients say

Lindsey and his team provided pragmatic approaches to help our company to be compliant with our evolution of GDPR offering to our Clients and move us to the next phase of our privacy maturity journey. Their knowledge of the subject area and other domains is amazing. Definitely would work with them in the future.

Peter Kovacs, Information Security Specialist, nudge

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