Compliance with data protection regulations does not have to be a costly and difficult task for organisations.
Compliance with data protection regulations does not have to be a costly and difficult task for organisations. If you have the right team, compliance does not have to be a costly burden. Rob Masson is the CEO and founder at The DPO Centre. He explains how compliance can be an advantage that builds trust and fosters growth.
We are grateful for your time, Mr Masson. We could start by briefly describing your entrepreneurial background and what motivated you to pursue data protection.
In 2016, I was completing the exit from the ecommerce agency that I had managed for 18 years. During the 12-month period of earn-out, there were frequent discussions about the imminent introduction of GDPR. It was clear that the rapidly growing data protection market offered significant opportunities by the time I left in March 2017.
The UK market would need more than 15,000 data protection officers to comply with the new regulations. However, there are only 5,000 of these individuals in the UK, so the demand for the required expertise was clear.
Although The DPO Centre has been in existence for five years, we remain entrepreneurial in our approach. Our planning is dynamic and open to failure. Our approach is bold and risk-taking, taking big chances and making bold bets are all part of our planning. While some of our initiatives failed, they provided market insight and greater understanding, as well as new opportunities. These initiatives have paid far more in long-term and greater rewards than the losses they caused.
COVID's first appearance is a prime example. While others seemed to retreat, pull down the shutters and go home, we took this time to increase our branding and marketing, to introduce new initiatives, double down on our marketing, branding and change our approach from a face-to-face, event-led to digital marketing. Our July 2021 full year results showed a 91% increase in revenue, 102% more EBITDA, and 106% headcount growth.
In 2017, when data privacy was just beginning to take root, you launched The DPO Centre. What were the first hurdles you had to overcome?
The GDPR was introduced with a lot of hype and hyperbole. This caused confusion in the market about what organisations had to do before the law came into effect on 25 May 2018. We were unable to provide clarity and expertise due to confusion.
It has been a blessing to have a team of great experts. Keeping the flow of great people to drive our growth is our greatest challenge.
The DPO Centre is a trusted name in data protection. The British Data Awards 2021 awarded the DPO Centre the "Professional Services Firms of the Year". This is a testament to this. How was it to hear the news for the first-time?
This award is a testament to The DPO Centre's incredible team. While there have been many outstanding contributions, any award like this is not dependent on any one person. These awards are the result of a hard-working, passionate and dedicated team of professionals with whom I have the pleasure of working.
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