Clear & Practical Data Protection

We help Social Housing providers, and other purpose-driven 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 & practical data protection advice, consultancy & training that reassures and supports rather than scares.

We did it – the Hive went Live!

Building on the success of The Hive, the free online group where we discuss all things data, especially personal data, in housing & other values-led sectors, we were proud to host the first in-person, all-day event; The Hive Live in September 2023.

Taking the theme of ‘Blocker to Builder’ and focussing on building robust ‘Knowledge & Information Management’ it was held in the stunning, and centrally located, Cosford Air Museum in Shropshire on 25th September 2023. This was truly a day for sharing knowledge, listening, learning, planning, and meeting friends old & new, in the interactive & engaging sessions.

What do we do at CP Data Protection?

  • 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!) It all starts with ‘purpose’.
  • CP Data Protection helps you build customer & employee trust and 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 an asset for your organisation.


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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”.

“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!”

“We needed to recruit several new junior team members to our rapidly growing team. After seeing the Blocker to Builder session by Clare and Luke, we went away and totally changed our approach to recruitment- we realised that instead of looking for candidates with data protection knowledge, we would be better off focusing our search for staff who had the right sort of skills. We can teach the data protection knowledge as junior staff gain experience and qualifications”

“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”

“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.”

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

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