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Cyber Wales Data Protection Cluster || Speaking with Luke Beckley – topic TBC || 1st March 2023

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What do people say about CP Data Protection training?

“Clare is fantastic and engaging. The training helped with the way I look at giving advice especially getting to the bottom of why we need new projects, procedures. Also helps with having those conversation with those involved, to help them and us make sure that what they are doing will help the organisation. I would recommend this training to everyone.”

Georgina - Records and Data Rights Lead at believe housing

“I really enjoy the Hive sessions, you’ve got it just right. It’s a great place for people to share experiences in what can be a lonely world. Particularly enjoyed today’s session as I have little experience with FOIA but gave me some good tips to start shouting about. Thank you.”

Samm Ellis - SYHA

Fab session, always good to hear Clare’s logical advice and thoughts on Data Protection.

The Purpose Paradox Attendee

“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.”

Laura - Orbit

“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 - JWA

Why choose us to provide your data protection training?

We know what it’s like to work in-house and the challenge of implementing data protection, so our training is designed to make your life easier, providing tips and toolkits you can use in your own work, all explained in a clear and practical way, with a friendly and relaxed approach.

Our director, Clare Paterson, has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including around ten years specialising 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, and is especially passionate about helping values-led organisations fulfil their purpose and build trust with customers and other stakeholders.

Clare Paterson

The role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO): From Blocker to Builder

Data protection law is often viewed as a necessary evil, and a lot of ‘red tape’. But this doesn’t mean that data protection officers (DPOs) and other professionals in the field of data protection should be seen in the same light. Instead, Luke Beckley and Clare...

GDPR can be your biggest asset in digital transformation, not an obstacle

Digital Transformation can improve customer experience, reduce costs, and drive sustainable growth. It's not easy, though, with so many moving parts and opportunities for things to go wrong. But there is something that many people see as an obstacle, that with a...

Supporting colleagues through menopause while respecting their privacy

More organisations are talking about supporting colleagues through menopause, which I believe is mostly a positive move, but I am worried that some of the support will inadvertently lead to privacy breaches, which I'll explain below. So I pulled together some research...

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...