To celebrate Charlotte’s well deserved promotion to Senior Data Privacy Officer (Paralegal), we quizzed her about her role as a paralegal, her thoughts on the challenges facing the data protection sector and, most importantly, what she loves most about working for DPAS (we think it’s our bubbly personalities and ‘healthy’ sense of competition during team sports!)
Hi Charlotte, Can you tell us a bit about your role at DPAS?
I am DPAS’s data protection paralegal. I work as part of the consultancy team and I’m responsible for some of our DPO customers, as well as managing consultancy projects.
Tell us a bit about a typical day in the life of a Data Protection Paralegal?
A typical day for me involves responding to client queries and undertaking audit and compliance work.
Outside of work, one of my hobbies is running – something I got into during lockdown. I try to go for a run most days and recently I completed my first official half marathon.
In your opinion, what challenges face those working in this sector?
One of the challenges facing our sector is that there is a shortage in the supply of consultants, or those with data protection subject matter expertise in the southwest.
Why are you proud to work for DPAS?
I really enjoy working as part of the DPAS team because I love being given the freedom to take ownership of my work. I’m really proud of what we have achieved so far.
I’m also proud to have attained a comprehensive understanding of Data Protection law, even completing a BCS Practitioner in Data Protection course.
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