The privacy and data contract compliance specialists

We help organisations communicate, manage and embed data protection and privacy thinking in their products, services and organisational structure.

Covering everything from data transfer assessments, gap analyses and cookie compliance to data seeding and data audits, our breadth of services ensure our customers reach their data-driven goals.

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Our services

Privacy by Design

GDPR Gap Analysis

Find out what you're doing right and where you could improve. Our GDPR Gap Analysis is a robust assessment of your GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance levels using our proprietary GDPR RADAR™ tool.

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Brexit Readiness Assessment

Interim and seconded consultants

This service is ideal to cover a temporary skills gap, or ensure a project is completed without taking up existing employees’ time. Our qualified and experienced consultants will work directly with you to provide hands-on support when you need it most.

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Third Party Assurance

Supply Chain Audit Service

Our specialist auditors will build an audit plan designed to monitor how your suppliers and processors comply with their legal and contractual obligations.

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Data seeding

How would you know if your data was stolen or misused? DQM GRC’s data seeding solutions enable you to monitor data usage by your customers, supply chain and employees.

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Rated ‘world class’ by our customers

Our customers have given us a world-class NPS of +83. This covered the handling of their enquiry, the consultant’s availability and knowledge, the project timeline and whether they would recommend us to a friend or colleague. These are just a few of the positive comments we received:

“It is our 3rd time through the process, we certainly see the value and consider DQM a partner in our journey to striving for excellence.”

“Good, Efficient and Great service from DQM.”

“I’ve worked with DQM GRC for over 10 years and during that time have always found the team are positive, thorough and flexible. Adapting to both our operational and financial challenges as they arise.”


Why our clients choose us

Royal Mail Data Services have been working with DQM GRC since 2003. The integrated governance service they provide to us is invaluable in the fight against data misuse and the protection of our valuable data assets. The DQM Team always go the extra mile required to exceed our expectations. We consider them a valuable extension to our knowledgeable team and a trusted partner.

Paul Davison Head of Royal Mail Data Services

The DQM GRC consultancy team were both highly knowledgeable and easy to work with and had the ability to operate at all levels in CRUK. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to work on Data Capability Consultancy assignments.

Barry Eaton Head of Data, Cancer Research UK

DQM GRC initially conducted a GDPR readiness review which highlighted a number of areas the team at Pearson needed to work on to be ready for GDPR. Since the review they have been supporting us on site with our data mapping and Records of Processing. We have found their team to be supportive and helpful which has enabled us to move forward with our overall GDPR plan.

Stephen McCartney EU Director of Privacy, Pearson

We have worked with DQM GRC for many years and have always found them to be professional, pro-active and efficient. The output we receive is high quality and the process is always seamless from our point of view. 

Andrew Bridges Data Quality and Governance Manager, The Read Group

DQM GRC have really helped not only us to prepare for GDPR in relation to the work we do but also contributed towards its wider organisational ownership. As a result there is a growing sense of confidence and a diminishing sense of panic!

Stephen Sibbald Country Director, UK Office, World animal Protection

The Royal Mail Address Management Unit values the role that DQM plays in providing independent and accurate measurement of the quality of the data in our Postcode Address File. Having an independent set of eyes reporting back to us helps us to refine our processes to enhance the product for our customers.

Ian Evans Head of AMU Product & Licensing, Royal Mail Address Management Unit

Louise continues to be brilliant. She’s been helping with some quite complicated data issues relating to research that has enabled us to move forward with some quite groundbreaking studies. I know you won’t often hear about the positive impact of data protection (hence writing this!), but we now have the confidence to do so much more, and it will literally help to save lives and improve patient outcomes... so thank you!

Rebecca Kenny Head of Governance and Compliance, Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex


DQM GRC, has won the “Best data ethics and privacy initiative” at the 2020 DataIQ awards for its Privacy by Design training programme with WarnerMedia.

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Read our blog post to find out how seeding your database with dummy details can help you protect your organisation’s greatest asset.

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Join our experts to learn about the practical implications for UK–EU data transfers in the light of Schrems II and Brexit that your organisation must consider.

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In a changing world where threats and options are constantly changing, it can be difficult to stay confident that your organisation’s controls are appropriate.

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