Data Protection - Discovery and Audits


We understand that, for many of our clients, knowing where to start in relation to data protection can be daunting.  In these cases, the first stage is often for us to carry out a data protection audit to understand:

  • The nature of the data being processed
  • Why it is processed
  • More about that data (for example, where it is stored, who it is shared with, how long it is kept and so on).

We can manage this process from start to finish and liaise with each department directly to get the information needed.

From this we then prepare a written report which highlights any actions that are needed and steps which may be taken to resolve any issues.  We will also help you to understand your obligations, and which actions should take priority over others.

More often than not, the discovery exercise identifies documents that should be in place but are not. Once we have completed the discovery exercise, we are then able to provide you with any missing documentation, either as fixed price templates for you to tailor, or as bespoke policies and documents that we prepare for you.  

In addition, we can provide further advice on issues such as your relationships with any data processors, and international data transfers.

Why choose Prettys?


At Prettys, we understand the legal challenges your business is facing. Our data protection lawyers are specialists in this field and have been advising on data protection issues for many years. Both Matthew Cole and Emma Loveday-Hill hold the CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe) qualification. Emma also holds the IAPP CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) accreditation. Matthew has a particular specialisation in acting for businesses in the BioTech sector.

Our combined practical experience and understanding of the law enables us to offer both practical solutions and legal advice while ensuring that there is continuity between the two.  This is not always the case with other data protection providers.



Get in touch in whichever way suits you best. Call us on 01473 232121 for a no-obligation conversation about your data protection needs and how we might help or email dataprotection@prettys.co.uk giving a few brief details about your business and your key reason for contacting us now.  Alternatively join our data protection hub.

Emma Loveday-Hill
Matthew Cole
Maria Spencer
Bethan Moore
Data Protection Assistant