1. I have a remarkable amount of knowledge about privacy and data protection.
Useful stuff like ‘what x means’ and ‘how to achieve y‘ or ‘what the risks of z are and whether you need to worry about it’.
Things I know a lot about:
Law: the GDPR, the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations, the ePrivacy Directive, the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation
Business: risk management, data protection strategy, effective policy-writing, winning hearts and minds, successful communication
Sectors/Industries: health, social care, technology, digital marketing, security and surveillance, HR, charities, retail, academic/scientific research.
2. I have more than a decade of experience helping organisations with data protection
I’ve worked successfully with small, medium and large organisations across public, private and nonprofit sectors, as either an in-house Data Protection Officer or an external consultant.
As a result, I am adept at a variety of of cat-herding strategies.
3. I can talk about privacy and data protection without using legalese or technobabble.
I’m on a mission to show people that data protection is not boring or abstract. It’s about real people; how to avoid causing them harm while still being able to get stuff done. Storytelling, analogies, humour and real-life examples help me bring the subject to life and encourage people to care about it.
4. …although I can talk legalese with lawyers and technobabble with techies if I need to.
Precision and accuracy are often important when talking about complex points of law, or sophisticated technologies. That’s fine by me, I’m good at translating Geekspeak into plain English.
5. My consultancy is excellent value for money!
It really is.