Welcome to Sapphire Consulting Group

We are GDPR Data Protection Specialists and have a full range of data protection services for organisations and individuals, including:

Training

Data Protection Audits

DPO Consultancy

We are privacy professionals and aim to offer practical solutions to your compliance issues.

Training

GDPR Training

Our courses will explain the GDPR and how it will impact your organisation.  We will cover topics such as the principles of the GDPR, the rights of the data subject, dealing with subject access requests, the legal basis for processing, reporting breaches, fair processing notices and the international data transfer rules. No prior knowledge of data protection law is required.

We also offer bespoke GDPR training courses, such as GDPR and Employers/HR as well as in-house training sessions for your organisation.

Direct Marketing Law Training

Our course on direct marketing will enable you to understand who you can send unsolicited direct marketing to and who you cannot. The law that governs unsolicited direct marketing by electronic means is the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation. The course will cover topics such solicited and unsolicited marketing, the soft-opt in exception, consent and B2C and B2B marketing. No prior knowledge is required.

 

Consultancy Services

We offer a full range of consultancy services, from being your outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) to just offering a couple of hours of information to get you on the right track.

  • Advice and guidance, as much or as little as you need.
  • Outsourced DPO services: for organisations who do not have the requisite knowledge, time or inclination, we can be your DPO.
  • If you don’t need a DPO but would like on-going support, then our Data Protection Support Plan is for you. You can contact us to ask for information, advice and guidance.
  • DPO recruitment services:  if you would like to recruit an in-house DPO, we can write the job description and sit on your interview panel to ensure that you get the right person for you.
  • Services for individuals: under the GDPR, you have rights such as the right to be forgotten or the right to make a Subject Access Request. We can help you understand your rights and enforce them.

    Data Protection Audit Packages

 

The GDPR will be enforced as of May 25th, 2018.  With fines of 4% of your annual turnover or €20 million, there is a big risk to your organisation if you have a data breach.  Add in the reputation damage and it becomes even more important that your organisation is legally compliant.

An audit involves an in-depth analysis of your current state of compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the new General Data Protection Regulation. We can then produce a fully tailored set of policies and processes for your organisation to ensure that you are legally compliant.

Data protection is not a tick-box exercise.  It requires an understanding of the principles of data protection and the rights of the data subject and how they work with your business. It requires thinking about your data processing and your data subject on a daily basis — how are you going to reduce the risk of a data breach?  A good data protection audit requires conversations and information.  A good data protection training session requires an engaging presenter with a deep knowledge of data protection law and who can explain the law with practical examples.

We are privacy professionals and balance compliance with commercial practicalities. We can offer practical solutions to your data protection issues and help you to achieve a sensible, workable balance between the needs of your organisation and the demands of the GDPR.  We can help you to achieve full compliance with the law while also showing you how it can genuinely help your organisation.

 

We are knowledgeable, experienced and offer a helpful, efficient and cost-effective service.  

Contact us today to discuss your data protection requirements.