Testimonials and Feedback
Feedback from subscribers to our Data Protection Officer Network Meetings
I find the DPO networking forum extremely useful. Coming from a small federation of rural schools, having the opportunity to speak to and meet up with other DPOs and share experience and practices is giving me more confidence in my DPO role. The advice has been very helpful and communicated in a way that is easy to understand. Annette is extremely approachable and any questions are answered in a supportive and encouraging manner.
Data Protection Officer, North Devon
I found the Networking Forum with Annette invaluable. Annette provides first class information which is always up-to-date with the latest details and she is always willing to discuss any concerns that I may have without hesitation. It is very worthwhile discussing GDPR issues with other DPO's in my local area so that we can share different situations and information to our joint benefit. I am also using the MyAko GDPR staff training system within the primary school where I work and this is proving very beneficial as well. I am able to keep an eye on where staff are with their training to ensure we have complete knowledge of the latest GDPR issues at all times.
Data Protection Officer, Mary Tavy & Brentor Primary School
Feedback on our Data Protection Officer service, provided by Amber Badley, Firebird Ltd and our own school DPO
Amber Badley is so much more than just a Data Protection Officer. She has provided us with a complete GDPR service, not only did she ensure our policies, privacy notices and consent letters were lawful, she also provided us with a toolkit of templates to use, audits, advice, staff training and reports for governors to ensure we were compliant. Amber’s approach is proactive, driving us forward to ensure we did not become complacent, her approach is very professional yet user friendly so we are able to manage our SARs and DPIAs without being fazed!
Business Manager – Federation of 5 Primary Schools, Devon
The quality of DPO service we have received from Amber has been excellent. Whilst I was initially sceptical regarding the benefit of buying in a full GDPR support package it has proven its value on a number of occasions and has mitigated the GDPR compliance workload for the school. We have benefitted from Amber’s broad experience and pragmatic approach.
Ben Brook, Director, QE Academy Trust
We are very happy to recommend the service provided by Amber Badley of Firebird, who are working with Babcock LDP, to help schools wade through the new General Data Protection Regulation. Back in December 2017, we were starting to read through the requirements and decided as a school that we would sign up for the full service. It was a well-made decision. Amber has made the process less complicated, provided documents, advise and reassurance. We have monthly meetings and she is there if we have any questions, which is quite often, as this is new to all of us. As far as I know we will be signing up to stay with them next year on a reduced scale, still Amber as the DPO. I realise this is quite a cost to a school, especially with reduced budgets, but it’s worth it for peace of mind and the back up in case of a breach.
Primary School, East Devon
Feedback about our GDPR audit service
I have met with Amber for training, briefings and GDPR audit and have been extremely pleased with her support and what she has to offer. Amber has an outstanding knowledge in her field and is a pleasure to be in the company of. I highly recommend Amber in all areas. Thank you!
Business Manager - Devon Primary School
Your [GDPR audit] report was brilliant!
Feeback from our GDPR training sessions
Amber delivered in a clear and concise way – subject is huge but this enables an insight and referral guide
Very relevant to schools/education
Feedback from the 'GDPR From the School's Perspective' training session
Amber Badley's knowledge of GDPR from a school's perspective and presenting skills were first class. Delegates were fully engaged throughout the day. Conference totally delivered what had been promised.
Very informative presented in a clear and practical way. I have gone from feeling apprehensive to excited about GDPR (if that is possible!).
I feel that we were very lucky to have Amber as the presenter for the day. She handled a very dry subject in a lively and engaging manner. I feel far more empowered to deal with GDPR in the long term.
Excellent, I left with a clear view of what we needed to do to be GDPR ready -thank you!
It was well delivered, relevant and practical. I was able to come away with a list of actions to address and greater knowledge of GDPR compliance.