Don’t let the GDPR stand in the way of your business success

We help clients ensure compliance with the GDPR by carrying out regular audits, providing training, liaising with the regulators and stepping in to resolve breaches if and when they occur.

We are an alliance of experts in the fields of data protection compliance, training, cyber security and data strategy. We were founded upon a mutual realisation that our combination of experience and expertise in the fields of data protection, risk management, security, compliance, and technology made us a perfect match to assist organisations to transition to the new normal in this changing environment.

The Data Guardians has four main service lines:

Compliance Consulting: Helping you achieve and maintain GDPR compliance.

Training: Your employees will need general awareness training and some will need more comprehensive training. We provide both.

Software deployment: We are currently developing simple-to-use tools to help keep you GDPR-compliant.

Security: We provide penetration tests to assess your ability to repulse cyber attacks as well as encryption and similar products to protect your data within your systems.

Our mission to is demystify the GDPR and other data protection regulations and give you practical advice and services to ensure that you achieve compliance and remain compliant in future, remembering that May 2018 isn’t the end of the story.


Haggards Crowther

“Matthew Lamb came into Haggards Crowther to conduct an assessment on our readiness for GDPR because we acknowledge that it is a critical issue for any Accountancy and Tax Advisory practice to address, particularly given the sensitivity of the personal data we process. We found that not only was his subject knowledge of the law excellent, but it was the way he applied it to our particular situation that really stood out. The report he wrote following the Readiness Assessment was structured and written in such a way that it has given us clear direction on the areas we need to address and how to go about it. We would like to thank The Data Guardians for their time and we look forward to working with them more in the future.”

Andrew Haggard
Senior Partner, Haggards Crowther
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“Matthew Lamb assisted and advised Douglas & Gordon in our preparation to comply with the upcoming GDPR legislation.  He brings a valuable mix of expertise on the subject matter; great experience in the sector and business; plus an engaging approach that has made the whole process run very smoothly while getting into the details.  Matthew understood our business and processes and added real value in being very clear on the action plan, all the while feeling part of the team.  His ability to translate the legislation into practical recommendations with explanations on what is required of our business was excellent.  I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew and thank him for his work with us so far.”

Brian Smith
Director of Finance & Operations, Douglas & Gordon
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“Matthew Lamb from The Data Guardians undertook a thorough audit of our GDPR compliance over a two day period.  He met with key staff involved and delved into our policies and procedures.  Following the visit he produced a comprehensive report detailing everything he had learned and observed and provided us with an extensive list of recommendations which, when implemented, will make us GDPR compliant.  I was very impressed with his knowledge of the regulations and how they will impact schools.  His report was detailed and thoughtful and there’s no doubt he has understood our school and its practices comprehensively.  I would wholeheartedly recommend The Data Guardians to any school wishing to ensure that they will be GDPR compliant in 2018.”

Robert Jones
Procurator, The London Oratory School

“Roxtons retails through its shops and on-line, so we wanted to make sure that we will comply with the GDPR and safeguard our customers’ and employees’ personal data. The Data Guardians provided us with a full GDPR assessment and comprehensive report, complete with actionable recommendations. We are now able to put in place the necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure that Roxtons will comply with the GDPR. Their knowledge and expertise made for a very smooth project and we would recommend The Data Guardians to any organisation.”

Alex Crawford
Managing Director, Roxtons
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“It is important to Resolver that we are trusted to look after the information our customers and clients give us, and to do everything we can to process it safely and securely. To that end we commissioned Matthew Lamb to conduct a GDPR readiness assessment for our business. Matthew was easy and efficient to deal with. We were really impressed with the professional way he conducted the assessment, and the understanding he developed of Resolver. He certainly knows the Regulation, and how to apply it to business. The resulting report is an invaluable resource, which is easy to digest with practical and clear actions. Matthew comes recommended from us and we are hoping to work with him again.”

Greg Billinge
COO, Resolving UK
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“When you’re running a small business, you don’t have enough hours in the day to grapple with the complexity of the new GDPR regulations. You need someone that can cut through the complexity and communicate it to you in a relevant and understandable way. Matthew acted like a Harley Street specialist. He clearly has a wealth of knowledge but was able to tell us the critical facts and how they affect Colwell & Partners Ltd. He then developed and implemented a thorough and carefully thought out plan. This enabled us to act swiftly and effectively so that we could get on with our core business. I would recommend Matthew and his team at The Data Guardians to anyone running a small but dynamically growing business.”

Robert Colwell
COO, Colwell & Partners