data protection

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What is Anson Evaluate?

Award-Winning Business Services:

  • We make the complex simple.
  • We create long-term solutions rather than short-term fixes.
  • We never provide “tick box” or “binder on shelves” services that do not provide any true value to a business.

Data Protection:

  • Audits/Assessments: These are required to ensure business compliance with data protection regulations, as we provide an independent and comprehensive service that includes a “road map” for any improvements or changes. This makes it easy and straightforward for our clients to understand and manage their risks in a way that fits how they work, not how we decide that they should.
  • Data Protection Officer (“DPO”): Everything from fully outsourced DPO services to one-off advice on a tricky matter or support for an in-house DPO. The service is tailored to your needs, not pre-determined tiers we could invent.


Cyber Security Technology:

  • Accessibility: We strive to make complex concepts and issues understandable to everyone. We remove the highly technical jargon and use straightforward analogies and visuals (like a Rubix Cube or a physio ball!) to demystify the most mystifying concepts, such as AI, crypto-currency, blockchain, and smart contracts.
  • Readiness Exercises: Anything from full, war game scenarios to more high level tabletop exercises. We create the exercises to meet your business needs and environment.
  • Expert Advice: Are you using the right software or technology service provider? Which service providers are best for you? We answer these questions and more, with expertise honed by decades of experience and continuous research.

Our Motto:

“If we can’t help, we will find you someone who can.”


We will not pay to speak at conferences in order to sell you our services, to write articles to convince you that we are experts, or to buy a table at an awards dinner to increase our chances of winning. We believe in our expertise and our worth, and we have earned our spots on stages, pages, and the awards that we are very proud of.

We will never recommend a product unless we truly believe it is a good product based on our own vetting. Although we usually turn down referral fee arrangements, even with companies we trust and recommend, we will always tell you if we are getting paid by a company that we recommend.

We believe in ourselves and our expertise, and we believe these promises will help you trust and believe in us too.

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Schrems II: Privacy Shield Down – The future of international data transfers with the US

Dr. Heather Anson chaired a discussion on Wednesday 12 August at 1pm BST regarding the recent European court decision that struck down the EU-US privacy shield, the main data sharing agreement allowing the storage of personal data of EU citizens in the US where the majority of the worlds cloud storage infrastructure is held.

Heather Anson was joined by Peter Wright, managing director of Digital Law, Jennifer Baker, Brussels based technology journalist, and Anna Drozd, specialist on EU law on Privacy and data protection based in the Brussels office of the Law Society of England and Wales, and covered topics such as:

  • The implications of this decision on data sharing between Europe and the US,
  • The use of Standard Contractual Clauses in contracts to facilitate international data transfers,
  • The use of Binding Corporate Rules,
  • The implications for businesses based in the UK, Europe and elsewhere who wish to trade in the European digital single market,
  • The likely implications of Brexit on international data transfers to and from the UK,

and more.

Don’t worry if you missed it, the webinar was recorded and is now available on demand by clicking on the link below.

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5 Tips for more Secure Remote Working

For some people who run their own businesses or those who’s employers promote flexibility in the workplace, remote working may be the norm. However, for a large majority of the population this whole “working from home” situation is completely new! Whilst working from home is essential during this difficult and unprecedented time, it doesn’t come without its risks.

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Clio Online Webinar Series – Remote Working

Unfortunately this years LegalEx event was postponed due to Corvid-19. As you may have heard, Peter Wright, the managing director of Digital Law and consultant for Anson Evaluate, was due to speak at the event alongside many other valued speakers.

Luckily for you, you don’t have to miss out completely. Not only has the event been rescheduled, but our friends over at Clio set up a mini webinar series that took part over 2 days last week. On the 2nd day of the series Peter Wright participated in a webinar focused around remote working alongside Joe Walsh, a remote working specialist from LogMeIn.

Don’t worry you if you didn’t manage to watch it live, you can view a recorded version of the webinar here:

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1 Year Anniversary of the GDPR

With the 25th of May fast approaching, it’s been almost a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force throughout the European Union (“EU”). In celebration, we are offering £100 off our GDPR Compliance Manual for Law Firms.

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Data Protection Officer Service

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), for some organisations it is a mandatory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”), whether this is in-house or outsourced. However, mandatory or not, a DPO can still be beneficial to all firms who need guidance and support to ensure compliance with GDPR.

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