Karen Heaton MBA | Founder | Data Protection & Tech Specialist
During a career of almost 25 years working in the heavily regulated Financial Services sector with companies such as HSBC, Hoare & Co, as well as industry leading wealth management companies, like Adam & Co and Williams de Broe, I saw the significant amount of work needed to implement a range of regulations.
Compliance with the Data Protection regulations can be time consuming and confusing for many organisations. Rules are changing all the time. Mistakes can be damaging to your brand reputation and cost money.
So, I founded Data Protection 4 Business to change the disproportionate advantage that large organisations have over smaller and medium sized organisations and clubs when it comes to meeting their data protection responsibilities.
Committed to small and medium sized organisations
During my career, my happiest working experiences are of working with smaller and medium sized businesses. Why? Well, it is easier to make a difference in an owner run organisation or club, as they are focused on effective delivery of tangible outcomes.
Equally, they are the lifeblood of our local and national economies, so they are committed to ‘doing the right thing’ in order to be successful in their communities.
Therefore, I believe that SMEs deserve practical and affordable services to meet the ever changing data privacy and security regulations.
Why choose us?
I am lucky enough to have significant international experience working with a diverse range of general SMEs in Europe, Australasia and the Caribbean. This has given me a unique perspective of how business actually works in a practical sense. So, we have designed our services to be simple and delivered in a smart way.
In addition, my specific experience in Financial Services, technology and compliance projects has given me an insight into the interaction between regulation, technology, data and operational processes.
We keep it simple
It’s not rocket science, but it needs a good ear, a pragmatic understanding of business, an attention to detail and a will to ‘do the right thing’.
So, our commitment to ‘doing the right thing’ is to ensure we are able to offer you appropriate and reasonable solutions for compliance in data privacy and security by continually learning and improving.
Committed to learning
Life is a learning experience for all of us.
That is why we make sure we are at the forefront of the data protection community: attending conferences, reviewing technology and keeping our clients up to date through newsletters, blogs and podcasts.
We invest in our professional development through memberships of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Data Protection Forum, Information & Records Management Society and the National Association of Data Protection Officers.
As well at this, I hold the following qualifications:
- MBA (Distinction)
- Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)
- Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
- Certifications in Programme Management (MSP) and Project Management (PMP & Prince2)
Let’s get started!
Contact us today, and let us guide your organisation through your compliance journey.
Karen Heaton MBA
Founder | Data Protection & Tech Specialist
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