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About Us - The Virtual Privacy Expert
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About Us

I am Sarah Davies founder of theVirtualPrivacyExpert.com.  A service for companies, small and large, who want to ensure they operate not only within the law but also who care about how they handle and store their data.

Since 1998 I have been working with companies and individuals to help them operate within the UK Data Protection Act and during that time things have changed considerably. Now we have to look at:

    • GDPR- EU General Data Protection Regulation
    • UK Data Protection Bill 2018
    • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
    • Freedom of Information Act 2000
    • US Privacy Law – Privacy Shield
    • CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
    • PCI DSS
    • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
    • The Computer Mis-use Act
    • ISO 27001
    • Human Rights Act (particularly article 8)
    • International Data Protection Laws, EU, Asia, Africa and the US.

 

To name just a few!  With each of these acts, often including some cross over with another, it becomes challenging to make sure you operate inside each and every relevant law. Having had extensive experience in all of these areas for global companies and for Public sector bodies we are uniquely positioned to guide you through the data privacy minefield.

Many organisations are able to offer guidance on what the acts mean but few are able to give sound useful business advice that translates legal-ese and euro-speak into practical steps you can take within your business. And after all it is all about the business and not about just being complaint.

Today, as always, the challenge changes and the legislation moves on. The fines get bigger and the media focus on the few bad apples and make everyone out to be bad but with some sound practical advice and action we can make sure you keep not only within the law, but keep your data secure and your business un-encumbered by pointless processes.

One of the greatest areas of interest from our clients is GDPR which has been in force since May 25th 2018. The last 12 months before GDPR has meant a lot of our clients have beeb looking for us to help them by understanding what needs ti happen to get them to a state of compliance. Since May the focus for companies has been to review whats in place and see where the high risks still remain.

Some organisations need ongoing support either as an ad hoc consultancy or on a retained model where we become your visual Data Protection Officer (virtual DPO).

Call us today to find out how we can work together either as and when your need arises or as part of our assurance package where you need never worry again about your data and how it’s being used. If you would like a GDPR readiness assement and report to enable GDPR compliance then we can discuss that too.