About CP Data Protection

CP Data Protection®, the clear and practical data protection consultancy.

Do you feel overwhelmed by the task of data protection compliance?  

Perhaps you’re not sure where to start.  Or maybe you don’t know what you should do next, from your never-ending to-do list. 

If you want to gain insight, find an ideal system to manage data compliance, with assistance to implement it, a low-stress approach, and a supportive community, let us help!  

We know how it feels to be in your position; our team has worked in-house in both large and small organisations, and we are a small-business ourselves, so we understand your challenges.   

Most importantly, we have spent many years researching best-practice in data protection, as well as in related disciplines, which we blend together to guide you through the maze of legislation with clear advice and practical help, that works with your organisation, and even builds it up, rather than becoming a blocker. 

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Welcome To Cp Data Protection

Welcome to CP Data Protection

It can be a lonely position being in any role responsible for compliance, especially in a misunderstood area such as data protection. With so much to learn and apply to your organisation, it can feel overwhelming, isolating, or frustrating – often all three within just a few minutes! 

It doesn’t have to be that way, though; welcome to CP Data Protection®, the clear and practical data protection consultancy. Our purpose is to help you manage your data in a way that helps you achieve your purpose while building trust with your customers, employees, and stakeholders, and without adding more stress! 

When you work with us, you will have knowledge transferred, no gatekeeping here! That means you can handle personal data safely and lawfully, with as much or little support as you need from us. 

So if you’re ready to calm the overwhelm, and banish the imposter syndrome, find out how we can support you with our range of offers and find out what will work best for you and your organisation, by booking a free discovery call or checking out the details on this website. 

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Our Values

Our key value is Fairness. From the way we provide our services, to the way we encourage our clients to treat their customers and colleagues, and their data, we aim to be fair above all. 

We love that our clients share our values! 

Clare Paterson Consulting

What people say about CP Data Protection

“[The Hive Live 2023, CPDP’s first all-day conference] was a brilliant event, really well organised and was lovely to meet like-minded people. Communication about the event was spot on and we found the video about getting there helpful. Thank you very much.”

Social Housing Provider

“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!”

Domestic Abuse Charity Director

“CP Data Protection was highly recommended to us for data protection consultation and we were delighted with the service provided. Clare took the time to sit down and talk to us about our company, so she could help us update our Terms and Conditions, making sure they’re fully GDPR compliant as well as being easy to understand and relevant to our users.”

EdTech Startup Founder

Meet the CP Data Protection Team


CP Data Protection® Director Clare combines her expertise from 25+ years in quality assurance and risk management, including over a decade specialising in data protection, to develop accessible, real-world advice and systems for data protection and related areas.  

While working in a large housing association, Clare, and others around her, became frustrated when data protection advice was just a reiteration of the law without any practical application. With this in mind, CP Data Protection® was launched in 2017 to fulfil that need. 

You’ll usually find Clare balancing work with family life, listening to rock music or podcasts (and making a true-crime podcast too), 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”. 


Sue is Clare’s PA and so much more too, keeping her organised, making sure she is in the right place at the right time, and helping with client queries. With many years of experience working with social housing provider Chief Executives and Boards, Sue is passionate about supporting social housing and other values-led sectors. You might get emails from Sue at odd times, as she is our resident night owl! 


Vikki works on planning events like the Hive Live conference, and makes sure the team has thought of everything and is fully prepared for all eventualities. Vikki also has many years of experience working with the Chief Executive and Board of a social housing provider, and is a champion of supporting local small-business. As an early bird, you’re more likely to get emails from Vikki early in the morning from her lovely rural base!  


Reviewing and redacting documents for Subject Access Requests (SARs) needs patience, and a good eye for detail, which Becky provides! At CP Data Protection® we have a different approach to SARs than many other consultancies, reach out to find out more.  


Behind the scenes, Jie is busy looking after the practical things, including office facilities and supplies, making sure we have everything we need to run the business smoothly. 


Mohit Dar & Associates take care of accounting and some of the governance duties for CP Data Protection®, making sure we keep the lights on. 


Mike at CottamWeb looks after the CP Data Protection® website, and keeps it running doing clever technical things in the background.  


Tristan and his team at TL Martin Ltd manage and support CP Data Protection®’s ICT and cyber security, keeping our work and our clients safe. 

CP Data Protection® also partners with other consultants and associates on a flexible basis, to serve our clients in the most beneficial and best value way.