Clear & Practical Data Protection

We help Social Housing providers, and similar values-led sectors and organisations, to build trust and fulfil their social purpose, by understanding and embedding great data-management practices. CP Data Protection is a UK-based (in the Midlands) consultancy, specialists in clear and practical data protection advice, consultancy and training that reassures rather than scares. 

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So, what do we do? 

  • We’re on a mission to shine a light on the benefits of data protection, which is so much more than keeping data secure (though that’s crucial too, of course!) 
  • CP Data Protection will help you build customer & employee trust and help fulfil your purpose.
  • We also help you be prepared to act quickly & effectively when things go wrong.
    [Because, spoiler; they will go wrong and personal data will end up in the wrong place at some point!]
  • We wholeheartedly believe that data protection can be a positive experience; we provide expert tools, strategies, advice and training in a clear & practical style, that turn this sometimes challenging subject into a benefit to your organisation.

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Hello

Meet Clare Paterson, Director and owner of CP Data Protection. With over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including around ten years specialising in data protection, Clare launched CP Data Protection with one clear objective – to offer businesses accessible, real world advice on data protection issues.

So many times Clare had heard people’s frustrations that data protection advice was just a reiteration of the law without any practical application. With this in mind she is committed to work with you to understand your business needs and will offer pragmatic advice that aims to largely meet the outcomes you’re looking for, but always within the law.

You’ll usually find Clare balancing work with family life, listening to music (mostly rock & preferably live), listening to podcasts, drinking coffee and eating pasta!

Clients describe Clare as “friendly, professional and flexible”, having a “warm and friendly approach” and her work as “excellent quality”.

Picture of Clare Paterson, looking straight into the camera and smiling, a Caucasian woman in her mid 40s, with shoulder length curly brown hair, wearing glasses, wearing a black top and chunky silver necklace.

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When EDI meets privacy

With National Inclusion Week 2022 coming to a close, what will your organisation continue to do to support inclusion in the workplace? Thoughts often turn to workshops, diversity champions, EDI statistics (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion), and so on. These require...

Social Housing Providers: Are you ready for the RSH TSM data collection?

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) recently published the final list of Tenant Satisfaction Measures (TSM) questions, that social housing providers have until April 2023 to get ready to start collecting data for - just over 6 months. I can imagine the stress and/or...

Why Data Purpose is Crucial – guest slot on “Get Data Done” on YouTube

Our Director & Consultant, Clare Paterson, was thrilled recently to be asked to join Phil Husbands of Truly Intelligent Business on their YouTube channel, Let's Get Data Done, to talk about why data purpose is crucial. After talking about why it's crucial for...

Customer insight in social housing: How to repurpose data safely & lawfully.

Customer insight Customer insight in the social housing sector is a key aim amongst many housing associations; we want to better understand our customers and better serve them. However, in a recent discussion about repurposing and combining data in the social housing...

Domestic CCTV and social housing tenants

There is (understandably!) a lot of confusion around the use of domestic CCTV, including the cameras fitted in 'Ring' doorbells and similar systems, especially when those cameras are used by social landlord tenants, which can be compounded when the footage is used as...

Data Quality; how to ensure your data is good quality (1 min. video)

In under 60 secs we identify the 3 pillars of good quality data, to support your decision making and help you fulfil your organisation's purpose.

How to respond to SARs (& make SARs less stressful)

If you're anything like me, when I was working in-house doing Data Protection at a large Housing Association, you let out a sigh whenever a Subject Access Request (or SAR) hits your desk. Especially if it's taken a number of days, or even weeks, to get to you, leaving...

How to identify process-based risks in your DPIA; a checklist

In the last article about Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), we explored three techniques to help identify the ways people could be impacted by your planned processing, as part of the risk assessment part of a DPIA. In this article we'll look at the...

How to identify data related risks using your imagination

In the last article about Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), we explored what a DPIA should include, based on the requirements laid down in the (UK)GDPR. Here we'll discuss how to identify data related risks using your imagination. In brief, a DPIA should...

Data Protection Day – what’s it all about?

So every 28th January is Data Protection Day...but you would be forgiven for thinking "So what?" "What is 'Data Protection Day'?" Or "What is 'Privacy Day'?" as it's sometimes known. And "why is it important?" If you don't consider yourself as being in the data...

"I have felt such benefit from the desk top review and the VIP day - I feel my knowledge and confidence to Data protection has developed significantly! "

Kirsty McAllister - Director of Operations - TDAS

"It was interesting to understand the process and how links are developed that sometimes cause more problems. Picking the bones out of things and understanding how to piece them back together effectively is a challenge, But Clare explained the thought process behind decisions which highlighted better outcomes."

believe housing

"I worked with Clare whilst she put into place a comprehensive GDPR training and policy refresh for my organisation. Clare is organised, reliable and knowledgeable. Her presentations and policy work are excellent quality and she brings a warm and professional manner to all her work. Clare is generous with her time and knowledge and is a pleasure to work with - I highly recommend her."

Naomi - Chief Executive - JWA

Any questions?

If you have any questions about data protection, book a free 15 mins call!

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