How it works

It’s important to know what you’re going to get from engaging a Data Protection company.

The legislation is wide ranging and so it’s easy to find things that can be changed.

what you need to change

The important thing is for you to identify what you need to change. You need information, expertise and guidance, but the choice is yours. The Data Protection Act is principle based and not rules based. You have some freedom in how you apply it, but you also need to understand your responsibilities and make informed, risk-based decision. You remain accountable if things go wrong.

Organisation that process a lot of data for vulnerable people may need to have a much closer understanding of their processing than companies that don’t.

Either way, our process is the same. We talk to you to understand what your aims are or to guide a conversation in your organisation to establish them.

what you need to get there

Once you know what you want, we can look at what you need in order to get there. We’ll review the appropriate processes, procedures, governance and documentation and put together an action plan.

We are always guided by you. You may have the resources to implement the plan. If you need our help, we can support you.

Our Data Protection Leads can help you with:

  • Training
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
  • Policy creation
  • Process reviews
  • Data Mapping
  • Board Briefings
  • Information Security Assessments
  • Record of Processing Activity (ROPA) creation
  • Subject Access Request (SAR) and Breach Process creation
  • Understanding the effect of Data Protection on Marketing and Fundraising
  • Record retention periods and disposal

With the remedial work done, you’ll still be left with the day to day management of Data Protection. New processes, projects, SARs and breaches affect all organisations.

With our Data Protection Office Service we can help reduce both risk and expense.

what we do

Protecture is a team of data protection specialists whose aim is to help organisations ensure data protection compliance in all areas.

Protecture works with organisations of all sizes and sectors, supporting them with up-to-date policies and other template documents that are tailored to suit their needs, backed by on-going support, training and external audit.

We have over 12 years of practical experience turning the law into practice for charities, schools, local government, corporates and care providers.