The need for data protection
The numbers behind the reasons
Every years we are given statistics around data protection, risks and breaches. In the Business Data Survey 2022, the report states that 16% of businesses transfer data overseas, whether that be Europe or North America.
In q4 of 2021/22, the majority of incidents were non-cyber incidents that were reportable to the ICO. This means the incidents are not as a result of an external attack on a system
Of soletraders use digitised personal data
Cyber Security Incidents
Transfer data overseas
Non-cyber security incidents
Having data either on a digital system, in hardcopy or a combination can be tricky, especially as we have information on different systems and locations (including that shoebox). We can help identify and map where the data is, what it is used for and also help reduce the risk of data incidents.
Setting up originally as a sole trader, Michelle set out to support SMEs, and particularly micro organisations, with data protection. Michelle noticed that many data protection consultancies offered data protection support, but it was usually ‘off-the-shelf’ or aimed at larger organisations.
Hence our vision and values (DATA SPACE) to make data protection and compliance accessible to all by providing affordable and bespoke services to all businesses.
We help businesses understand data protection and UK GDPR, from small startups to successful companies, and we are proud of the work we have done together.
Communication and building a strong relationship with our clients are essential to the success of our work together. By providing us with details about your company and the challenges you are currently facing, we can tailor our services to best suit your needs.
We’re committed to supporting you through the ‘minefield’ of data protection and compliance within your business dreams. No challenge is too difficult for us to overcome.
The business was created to support SMEs, and particularly micro organisations, with data protection. Michelle noticed that many data protection consultancies offered data protection support, but it was usually ‘off-the-shelf’ or aimed at larger organisations.
Michelle wanted to make data protection and compliance accessible to all by providing affordable and bespoke services to all businesses.
Our mission is to support businesses to be data savvy.
What we do
We provide a bespoke approach to data protection advice and guidance to businesses to enable them to be data savvy.
Making data protection advice accessible to businesses so they can become data savvy and compliant without it being overwhelming.
How we do it
We work in partnership with leadership, management and employee teams to create and deliver the systems, policies, and processes, and we keep things simple!
We make data protection and process implementation doable
We ensure that our services are adapted to your needs
We work with the businesses we support as a team.
We make data protection advice and support accessible to all businesses, regardless of your size.
We don’t believe data protection and compliance are scary. That is why we provided a supportive approach to our services.
We maintain that guidance has to be understandable, usable and jargon freewe maintain that guidance has to be understandable, usable and jargon free
Above and Beyond
We aim to create a quality service that goes above and beyond expectations
We work in partnership with our clients
We aim to empower our clients to create meaningful and achievable processes
What We Do Best
A system does not always mean new tech, just a different way of working. We will work with you to identify what works, and what needs tweaking. Finding the best solutions to suit your needs.
Working with small teams of peers, we use action learning to support the growth and development of team members through reflective learning. This allows the team to gain a deeper understanding and perspective on the issues they have.