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The ICO’s evolving regulatory priorities and the pace of technological advancement demand continuous improvement to company data management and information security strategies.


FourthLine has been providing regulatory compliance services for over 11 years, specifically data privacy and information security talent sourcing, training and consulting services.

We offer a full suite of solutions for your Data Privacy and Information security management requirements. These tailored approaches allow our clients to identify vulnerabilities, design and embed mitigating actions, build organisational capability and maintain knowledge & awareness throughout their firms.


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Data Privacy & Information Security | Background

As technology evolves and is increasingly relied upon, we consequently live in an increasingly data-driven world.  This widespread use of technology and data-driven content is very different from the time when the old data protection legislation was established.  The potential for personal data abuse, theft, loss and privacy breaches is significantly higher than it was just a couple of decades ago and so the need for a solid data protection framework is now crucial.  Taking this into account, the aim of the European legislators was to provide a much more harmonised legal framework for data protection across the member states and to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches.

In April 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the old legislation. GDPR is designed to benefit both individuals and organisations by increasing legal certainty, reducing the administrative burden and cost of compliance for organisations that are active in more than one member state and, importantly, enhance consumer confidence when using digital platforms or services.

Whilst the GDPR does build a more harmonized framework, it is likely that there will continue to be significant differences in data protection laws and enforcement practice across different borders.

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We have spent over eleven years supplying Data Protection and Information Security professionals to our clients.  We have also delivered a large number of Data Privacy workshops.

Our DP & IS  Management capabilities include:


  • DPO
  • IT and Data Governance
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Information Security Managers
  • Information Security Officers
  • Privacy Lawyers
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • GDPR Project Managers


  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Practice
  • Retail Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • FinTech
  • Wealth and Asset Management
  • Retail

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