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Data protection consultancy

Data Protection Consultancy

At Data Protection 4 Business we support your organisation with compliance for EU General Data Protection Regulations and UK Data Protection Act 2018.


We offer data protection consultancy services onsite, online, or outsourced according to your needs and budget.


Our clients are small and medium-sized businesses. We specialise in start-up technology companies, schools, medical practices, and larger sports clubs.


In short, organisations who need simple, effective, and affordable solutions for GDPR compliance.


We are small enough to care yet big enough to offer a wealth of knowledge and solutions to our clients.


Online, Onsite, Outsourced

Our data protection consultancy services are designed to be delivered in a practical manner that meets your needs.


Onsite Services – Data protection consultancy, audits, training

Outsourced Services – Data Protection Officers, Annual Audit & Advice, compliance Technology solutions

Online Training – GDPR awareness, Managing Data Breaches, Subject Access Requests, and Consent – a ‘how-to guide’


So, if your team needs onsite support with data protection, we can provide this.


However, if you prefer to keep costs low, we offer offsite data protection support services delivered virtually, through online meetings, shared documents, affordable technology, and useful online training courses.



We take a hands-on and practical approach to ensure your business meets the requirements of the regulations. Therefore, we work with your team, we walk you through the operational and data management changes for personal data that you must have in place.


Equally, we don’t use a sledgehammer to crack a nut – we put in place what is needed based on the type of services you offer.  This means we assess the data risks applicable to your business and work from there.


On your side

We know that small and medium-sized businesses carry an unfair burden to comply and keep up to date with regulatory changes and the trends in effective data privacy and security.


Consequently, our mission is to lessen the burden on small and medium-sized businesses in complying with the Data Protection regulations.


So, we help by providing affordable data protection consultancy services, templates, advice on technology solutions, as well as online training courses to ease the compliance burden.


Therefore, you meet your responsibilities under the regulations on a continual basis.


Pragmatic simplicity

Data protection regulations can be confusing. There is jargon and there are myths but these can be unhelpful and confusing.


We take pride in keeping things simple, and this is done by offering our clients SMART solutions that are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant to the needs of their business.


Then, we work with you to implement the changes in a timely manner and in a flexible way, depending on your budget.


Our years of experience have helped a wide range of organisations implement change into their operations.


Consequently, this means we know more than a bit about creating procedures, operational processes, data mapping, data flows, effective data management, and the best IT systems for managing personal data in a GDPR compliant manner.


We do the legwork

You need to be kept up to date with the latest guidance from the relevant Information Commissioner, in the UK, this is the ICO.


Therefore, we are at the forefront of the data protection community keeping abreast of developments, liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office so that you don’t have to.


Collaboration with the wider community

You’re not alone in this. Many of our clients share similar data protection issues so we work with the wider data protection community to pool our knowledge and provide you with the best solutions on an ongoing basis.


Additionally, we are members of the International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsData Protection Forum, Information & Records Management Society and the National Association of Data Protection Officers.


Also, as part of this community, we attend industry events arranged by the ICO and World Data Protection Forum and are proud to be engaged with the Data Engineering and AI communities .  Therefore,it is important for us to work with them to build privacy solutions into our digital and AI futures.


Additionally, we work with a range of partners and associated specialist companies so that we can offer our clients:


  • Legal advice on GDPR –revision of contracts and HR requirements
  • Technology companies providing software solutions for compliance
  • Specialist sector partners to build online training courses for medical practices, clubs, tech start-ups
  • IT Security & Cyber Security solutions
  • Insurance protection for GDPR against Data & Cyber Breaches




We keep Data Protection SIMPLEOur approach is SMART.


We do the legwork.  So you don’t have to.

Everything you need.  Nothing you don’t.



Be Data Smart. Be GDPR Compliant. Data Protection is here to stay.




Data Protection Consultancy
Service Type
Data Protection Consultancy
Provider Name
DPO 4 Business,
PO Box 75034,London,London-SW14 9DH,
Telephone No.+44 (0) 20 8878 5147
DPO 4 Business Ltd is a Data Protection Consultancy providing affordable, practical and hands-on guidance to help organisations become compliant with GDPR.

Karen Heaton

Karen Heaton

I founded Data Protection 4 Business to provide hands-on guidance, support and training to help SME’s become and maintain compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulations and UK Data Protection Act, which came into force in May 2018.


With a background in Financial Services and Technology, I have over 20 years of business, change management and systems implementation experience in the UK, Europe, Australasia and the Caribbean.


I have been responsible for managing multi £m change and regulatory projects embedding new technology, data and operational processes into a variety of Banks, Wealth Managers and a diverse range of small – medium sized organisations.


Awarded a Distinction in my MBA, I am a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) with certifications in Programme Management (MSP) and Project Management (PMP & Prince2).


In addition, I am a member of the Data Protection Forum, Information & Records Management Society,  the (UK) National Association of Data Protection Officers and the European Association of Data Protection Professionals.