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Ensure Compliance
with our Data Protection Self Assessment Tool

Do you want to understand your compliance position, but have all the expertise and resources internally? DPAS can provide you with a comprehensive audit tool in order for you to effectively monitor your current measures, and provide an insight into where you may have compliance gaps. 

Additionally, on completion of your self-audit, DPAS can provide you with an associated report, after analysing your results. Meaning you get some of the benefits of an external audit, with less disruption and reduced cost.

Our audit tool is based on the ICO’s best practice guidelines, and international information security standards, taking into account technical and organisational security measures, alongside specific accountability obligations, PECR requirements, and more. You can dictate the timeline, and pick this up when it suits you best. Allowing you the freedom to discover more about your organisation’s compliance at your own pace. 

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We enlisted DPAS to help with our journey to GDPR compliance as we didn’t have the resource and skills available within our team. DPAS’ approach was thorough, efficient and remarkably unobtrusive from an operations perspective.

Post completion of the project, we not only had a clearer idea of the risks and issues that attend GDPR compliance directly, but also managed to tidy up in house data processing to ensure we are more efficient as a business.



At DPAS we understand that not all organisations have the budget to procure a full external audit. by using our self-audit tool you can be rest assured that you have a robust tool that covers best practice criteria, without having to pay for the experience of an external consultant to execute it. 

Data protection regulations are constantly changing and evolving. By monitoring your compliance you have a comprehensive understanding of your current arrangements, and can form action plans to demonstrate your commitment. In turn, helping you to more effectively identify, mitigate, manage, and monitor risk.

Self-auditing makes your deadlines more flexible and timelines more dynamic. Allowing you to complete the audit process at a pace that suits you, without the pressure of meeting with an external auditor, finding time for virtual meetings, or sharing documentation. 

By taking ownership of the auditing process, organisations have greater control and oversight. Self-auditing allows for customisation of audit procedures, focus areas, and depth of analysis, aligning the audit approach with the specific needs and priorities of your organisation. 

DPAS can tailor the self-audit service to a package that suits you best. We can provide you with the tools alone, or alternatively we can analyse results, provide board level reports, or even remedial advice. It’s up to you, scale up, or down, whenever is appropriate

Self-auditing encourages increased awareness and understanding of regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and internal policies. It educates and empowers employees, enhancing your knowledge and accountability regarding compliance, risk management, and operational excellence. 

What's Included?

Comprehensive audit tool.

Monthly updates on ICO guidance.

Bi-weekly data protection bulletins. 

Board report, with remedial advice.

12 month action plan.

Access to an experienced data protection consultant for support. 

Meet Our Team Of DPO's & CONSULTANTS

Nigel Gooding

Chief Data Protection Officer

Natalie Bennett

Head of Data Protection Consultancy

kristal rocks


lauren durham-hutchins


gary o'reilly

legal counsel Consultant

teresa gudge


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Easy to understand data privacy and information security services that are always accessable, consistenty pragmatic and continually exceeding expectations.

At DPAS we understand that every business has unique data protection needs. That’s why we offer customised solutions tailored to your specific requirements. We take the time to understand industry, operations, and compliance objectives, allowing us to develop a strategy that aligns seamlessly with your business.

data protection is not a one-time endeavour that ticks a compliance box indefinitely. Our ongoing support enables you to be up-to-date and proactive in your threat intelligence. 

Keeping up to date with changes in data protection regulations, and best practices, can often be challenging for organisations. By outsourcing to an expert consultancy like us, organisations can access data protection professionals who stay current with the latest developments, case law, and have the subject matter expertise to support your organisation. 

Our commitment doesn’t end with the implementation of solutions. We pride ourselves on forging lasting relationships, offering ongoing support and updates to ensure that your data protection practices remain up-to-date and aligned with evolving regulations. With our dedicated team of experts on your side, you can navigate the complex landscape of data protection with confidence. 

Choosing our outsourced data protection services often proves more cost-effective than hiring and maintaining an in-house data protection team. Customers appreciate the value we offer, enabling them to allocate resources more efficiently and focus on their core business objectives. 

At DPAS we prioritise client satisfaction, and continually strive to exceed expectations. Our focus on delivering exceptional service, attention to detail, and prompt response to their needs is why customers choose us as their trusted data protection partner.