About Paula

Paula Bennett is an expert in the information rights field and offer a number of services within this discipline:

  • Freedom of Information Act legal advice and compliance activities
  • Environmental Information Regulations advice and compliance activities
  • Data Protection Act advice and compliance activities
  • Information governance and security

See Paula’s LinkedIn profile for a full resume of our experience and expertise:

Paula Bennett:  uk.linkedin.com/pub/paula-bennett/37/44b/137

Recent projects

Data Protection Project Manager
Housing Plus Group

To lead the project to manage, embed and audit Data Protection compliance across the whole of the business and provide expert advice, promote compliance and instill a positive data protection culture.

Responsible for implementing the data protection framework and report to Board to ensure the company’s data protection risks are assessed and manage.

As the key project lead I am also responsible for ensuring the Group’s data, information and reporting systems are compliant.

I also advise on complex DPA/FOIA issues and provide updates on all relevant matters supporting senior management in order to promote a Data Protection aware culture across the business.

 

FOI and Data Protection Lawyer
Birmingham City Council

 

Part of a team of dedicated solicitors advising on rapidly changing legislation. As a member of the Privacy and Information Law team, advising senior council officers in relation to requests under various access to information legislation, including the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act, undertaking public interest test considerations, sitting on internal review panels and liaising with the Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal. Working on high profile and award winning projects, including advising on privacy and data protection issues relating to agreements and projects.

 

Senior Legal Advisor
Coventry University

 

Responsible for the development, delivery and ongoing evaluation, improvement and reporting of a comprehensive information security and privacy protocol for the Coventry University Group. Responsible for all data protection and information rights policy and governance.

 

Company Secretary and Data Protection Manager
Personal Touch Financial Services Ltd

 

Responsible for ensuring compliance with standard financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance. Point of communication between the board of directors and company shareholders, reporting in a timely and accurate manner on company procedures and developments.