New chairman eyes growth for outsourced data protection officer provider

New chairman eyes growth for outsourced data protection officer provider

Paul Motion

Really Good Data Protection (RGDP LLP) has capped the recruitment of three new data protection officers during the last quarter of its financial year by announcing changes to its management team.

Paul Motion has become the new chairman of RGDP following the retirement of Bill Speirs. A solicitor for 37 years and a solicitor advocate, Mr Motion is a senior partner in BTO Solicitors LLP and an accredited specialist in freedom of information and data protection law, one of only two such specialists in the private practice legal sector in Scotland. The move to chairman will be seamless as Paul has been on the Board of RGDP for two years.

In the last three years, he has helped oversee the establishment and growth of the data protection officer (DPO) services provider, including steering RGDP through the current pandemic during which time RGDP’s customer numbers have continued to rise.

Completing the changes, Alastair Dunn becomes an RGDP board member. He is a highly experienced BTO partner specialising in corporate and commercial law. He acts for a range of clients from national and international organisations, owner-managed companies, entrepreneurs, funders, shareholder groups and investors.

Tim Musson of Computer Law Training, a founder member of RGDP, remains on the board.

Mr Motion said: “I am delighted to assume the role of RGDP’s Chairman. RGDP provides DPO services to organisations that choose to outsource their data protection requirements and a number of organisations have turned to RGDP since the start of the Covid pandemic recognising that it provides a very cost-effective solution to their data protection requirements.

“I am pleased to report that the company provides DPO services to a growing and diverse range of organisations including housing associations, airports, legal firms, public bodies in the sporting and business sectors, charities and more.”

RGDP’s general manager, Mark Chynoweth, said: “With data protection rightly becoming an increasingly important and essential aspect of an organisation’s thinking, and with the data protection landscape continuing to evolve following the UK’s departure from the EU, RGDP’s customers can remain assured that our range of DPO services and our growing and highly experienced team will remain one-step ahead”.

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