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Data Protection Essentials for Small Businesses

If you’re self-employed, a sole trader, an entrepreneur, the owner/Director of a company that consists of just a few people, the Small But Mighty Data Protection Essentials are for you.

Whether you’re a creative, an IT specialist, a Virtual Assistant, a coach, consultancy, supplier of any sort, or whatever sector you work in, you should know about your data protection legal obligations and risks, and how to handle them.

The Essentials include: A legally-compliant Privacy Notice; A Data Processing Agreement template, which is (UK)GDPR-compliant and provides you with crucial legal protection that often gets overlooked; and a comprehensive Data Protection handbook for referring to whenever you need to.

You can choose the best option for you, depending on your budget and how much you are comfortable doing yourself:

Why chose our Data Protection Essentials for your business?

Our Small Business Data Protection Essentials are especially designed for the smallest of businesses, and the self-employed. You don’t need reams of documentation or in-depth training, but you do need to protect yourself and your business from a potentially costly (in terms of time, money, harm and reputation) breach of data protection law. The Essentials are in plain English and not over-complicated with information you don’t need. 

Our Director, Clare Paterson, has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including around ten years in data protection and 12 years in a large housing association. Clare launched CP Data Protection to offer accessible, real-world advice and training that supports rather than scares you.

What do people say?

“Clare is friendly, professional and flexible. She applies her expert knowledge to provide practical examples that you can apply to your working day. Nothing is too much or too big of a question, I can’t think of a time I asked Clare a question that she didn’t know the answer to. I always come away from a conversation with Clare with a clear answer and never left confused. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Clare for the past 3 years and hope there are many more to come..

I first met Clare when she provided training to my colleagues and I at a previous organisation, I came away thinking what an interesting subject Data Protection is. I think that shows how amazing her training style truly is – not many people come out of a Data Protection Training session and decide that’s the career path they want to take! I love Clare’s approach to training, it’s not death by PowerPoint; she takes the time to talk things through and always applies examples specific to the audience’s job role.”

“Clare’s warm and friendly approach encourages other colleagues and teams to interact to a greater extent on the topics of Information Governance, which in return improves the overall service quality and compliance levels for the organisation.  I am confident Clare’s skills and abilities would be of huge benefit to any organisation looking to improve their Information Governance posture and maturity levels.”

“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.”