Data Protection and information security audit


Ensure Compliance
with a Data Protection and Information Security Audit

Do you want to understand your organisation’s compliance position? The DPAS compliance audit includes a look into UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, PECR (and other relevant legislation), information security, codes of conduct, and best practice. In the constantly evolving environment, and continued move to digital data, it has never been more important to ensure that your data is appropriately protected, and your organisation is employing the appropriate techniques for success. New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, and the uptick in Software as a Service providers, alongside a rapidly changing privacy landscape, are meaning organisations are faced with more compliance challenges, and information security threats than ever before. 

Completing an external audit will help you identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risk, and ensure regulatory compliance. In addition, an assured external audit, provided by subject matter experts can help establish trust with existing employees, current customers, and new prospects. Just as crucially, it can help to raise awareness internally, and promote best practice within your organisation, resulting in long-term culture changes that can benefit compliance. 

Our team of experienced data protection consultants will work closely with you to understand your current position, looking at policies, procedures, accountability documentation, and technical and organisational security measures. DPAS can perform compliance audits onsite, or offsite, allowing your organisation to continue business as usual with little to no disruption to your operations. Your dedicated DPAS consultant will use a variety of tools to investigate your current position, establishing where you may have data protection risks, and compliance gaps. Following this discovery phase, you will be provided with an extensive report, pragmatic recommendations, remedial advice, and an action plan on how to implement change in order to improve your position. 

With our Data Protection and Information Security Audit service, you will gain a deeper understanding of your security posture and current adherence to data protection laws, alongside a comprehensive remedial plan to ensure you can mitigate risks and improve overall compliance.

data protection and information security audit

The Rhodes Trust approached DPAS looking for an external consultancy to provide an impartial data protection and information security audit and board level report.

They wanted support to help identify, and address, any vulnerabilities or weaknesses in their data protection practices, and advice on any necessary changes to meet legal and regulatory requirements.


When we went to the market DPAS impressed us with the breadth and depth of the services they offered.

We are a relatively complex organisation, the DPAS team quickly understood how our work fits together, and throughout the audit process I’ve appreciated the expertise of each member of the team that we’ve worked with.

Matthew treavis

the rhodes trust


Evaluation by an experienced consultant. Our consultants work with a wide range of clients, and we will allocate consultants with outstanding knowledge within your sector. You can be confident that you will receive a professional, comprehensive audit from a trained professional.

Hiring a full-time DPO can be expensive, especially for smaller businesses that may not have the resources to support a full-time staff member. By outsourcing your DPO, it can result in significant cost savings for your organisation.

Outsourcing your DPO provides you with greater flexibility to scale up, or down, as needed. You can adjust the level of support you receive based on your organisation’s needs, which can be especially valuable during times of growth or change.

Data protection regulations are constantly changing and evolving. When you outsource your DPO, you can rely on the expertise of your service provider to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations and ensure that your organisation is compliant.

Outsourcing your DPO allows you to focus on your core business activities, whilst leaving the management of data protection to the experts. This can help improve overall efficiency and productivity within your organisation.

By outsourcing, you are assured that your DPO will not be subject to internal conflicting decision-making, and will balance the rights of the data subject with the business objectives in an independent manner.

What's Included?

Kick-off/Align Values: We begin by understanding your organisation’s data protection policies, security measures, and compliance requirements. This assessment helps us tailor our audit to focus on the areas most critical to your business.

Advice on International Data Transfers.

24/7 on call service to manage data breach incidents. The DPO and their team will provide support to the organisation and report the breach to the ICO when necessary.

Represent the organisation as the 1st point of contact with the ICO. This will include managing response to consultations, compliance, correspondence, audits, and breach notifications. We will also follow up on any compliance notices.

Assistance when negotiating contracts with suppliers regarding the transfer of data, where required.

Reviewing and updating your Data Protection and Information Security Policies.

Data Protection Officer assurance, risk analysis, and assistance in the completion of Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Monthly updates on ICO guidance. Bi-weekly data protection bulletins.

Support with Individual Rights Requests and Data Subject Access Requests.

Access via our online portal to a full suite of free templates, tools, policies, and more.

Attendance at Senior Leadership Meetings, Board meetings, or Audit and Assurance Committees when required.

Report on data protection compliance when required.

Meet Our Team Of DPO's & CONSULTANTS

Nigel Gooding

Chief Data Protection Officer

Natalie Bennett

Head of Data Protection Consultancy

Charlotte Bolt

Senior Data Protection Consultant

Kunbi Ademola

Data Protection Consultant


Data Privacy officer

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

If you want to be trained by an expert in their field, who is well known in the industry and has years of hands-on, practical data protection experience, then use us for your training.

Our training programmes are Internationally recognised and accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) or Continual Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. Ensuring you choose an accredited course, will look better on your CV. 

If you want to speak to our customers who have experienced our range of training courses then get in touch, we are always more than happy to pass on contact details of our customers, with their consent, of course!

When you train with us you get access to free tools, templates, policies and more which you can use in your organisation. We also offer 1 month of support after the courses to ensure your questions are answered.

If you want us to train your staff virtually we can, or if you’d prefer a more interactive option, then we can come to your place of work. We will always try and fit in with you and will be more than happy to discuss options with you.

We can offer bespoke courses that are created for your organisation. For example, we can simulate a cyber attack for your Senior Managers to see how they would react in a real life scenario.