Karen Heaton

Co-Host of GDPR Now!

The challenge

With around 25 years working in the heavily regulated Financial Services sector with companies such as HSBC, Hoare & Co, as well as industry leading wealth management companies, like Adam & Co and Williams de Broe, I have experienced first hand, the significant amount of work needed to implement a range of regulations.

In addition, to working client-side, I have also worked with technology providers such as Oracle and tech start ups such as Equal Experts, Financial Objects & Aptegrity.

Compliance with the Data Protection regulations can be time consuming and confusing for many organisations. Rules are changing all the time. Mistakes can be damaging to your brand reputation and cost money.

So, I founded Data Protection 4 Business to change the disproportionate advantage that large organisations have over smaller and medium sized organisations when it comes to compliance in general and compliance with data protection regulations, in particular.

We help our clients manage their operations in a compliant way. We help them choose and implement technology solutions, not just for data protection compliance, but also for information security, cyber security and cookie consent management.

Committed to learning

Life is a learning experience for all of us.

I believe it is hugely important to invest in professional development.

At Data Protection 4 Business, I make sure that we remain current, through memberships of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Data Protection Forum, Information & Records Management Society and the National Association of Data Protection Officers.

My personal investment in recent continued education is:
Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) 2018
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) 2018
Master in Business Adminstration (Distinction) 2010
Certifications in Programme Management (MSP) & Project Management (PMP & Prince2) 2014

Karen Heaton has hosted seven Episodes.