The go-to people for
data protection in the UK –
We’ve never had a client fined when they’ve been approached
by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
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If you’re in banking and finance, intellectual property,
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Whether you realise it or not, data protection is a huge part of how businesses work, that could be the data you hold about customers, staff or the general public. How you use, store and get rid of that data is all part of data protection, and there’s a legal requirement on your business to do this safely and securely.
We are the go-to people for data protection in the UK. We build the right team for your business – whether we’re providing a data protection officer (DPO), legal advice, assessments or training. We bring together a network of sector-specific specialists who are at the top of their game – all this to make sure your business has a team that understands how your industry operates inside and out, to make sure you’re fully-equipped to comply.
Frequently asked questions
It is very likely that your company will have to comply with GDPR, unless you have no employees and hold no customer data. It’s important for companies to understand that it’s not just large businesses or businesses whose primary product is customer data that need to worry about compliance. It also doesn’t just affect electronic data but hard copy as well, so staying off the grid does not make a company immune from compliance requirements.
It depends which regulations your company needs to comply with and how close you are to achieving compliance. On average, companies take between 6 to 12 months to become compliant with data protection regulations, but it’s important to remember staying compliant is an ongoing process.
One of the first questions the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) asks when investigating a potential data breach is what type of training employees have received and when was it? So your company needs privacy and data protection training with at least an annual refresher.
Ideally training should be tailored to the type of business and the type of data and breech risks. It should not be lumped in with other general training where its importance can’t be recognised. Training can be online or in person as long as there is a means to assess its effectiveness.
We’ve helped companies assess, comply and train by inventing a truly individual approach to data protection.
The Anson Evaluate advice on compliance has been really valuable to me as a busy COLP. I’m particularly impressed with the quality of expert advice contained in the GDPR compliance manual. It is a really useful resource for reference and contains excellent checklists
Mark Pentecost – Director at Sanderson McCreath & Edney Limited
They are very professional and knowledgeable about the subjects they deliver training on, but they also have a talent of making a law-related presentation exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking. If you have a chance to learn from them – I highly recommend that you don’t miss it!
Nonna Pietsch-Leontyeva – Compliance Officer – Ferrexpo AG, Switzerland
Heather Anson is extremely professional, knowledgeable, practical, creative and fair. I strongly recommend her services
Victor Puchi – Partner, Director of Accounting Services – Eide Bailly LLP – Arizona, USA
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