Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel is Data Protection Advisor at Trilateral Research.

Sanjay is a data protection and information security specialist with over a decade’s experience in the enforcement of existing legislation and in the provision of advice to organisations in the United Kingdom. His work at Trilateral Research focuses on data protection compliance audits and gap analyses, training activities, and the drafting of DPIAs and relevant documentation.

His unique experience as a former case officer and lead auditor for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, as well as the Data Protection Officer of a sizeable social housing group, enables Sanjay to interpret and apply complex data protection and information security provisions in a manner that pragmatically addresses our clients’ needs and helps them solve their challenges.



Sanjay holds a number of data protection, security, and information governance qualifications, including the IAPP CIPP/E, CIPM and CIPT, the BCS Certificate in Data Protection and Certificate in Information Security Management Principles, the IBITGQ Certified Data Protection Officer and PCI DSS Implementation & Maintenance, the IIA Certificate in Internal Audit & Business Risk, and the Lloyd’s Register ISO27001 Lead Auditor certification.

His previous works include authorship of the ICO Local Government Sector Outcomes Report and Local Government Incident Management Report, and the innovation of the Information Governance Survey which elicited responses from 41% of the entire UK local government sector. Also in his previous regulatory roles, he provided assistance in over 10,000 enquiries and complaints, and carried out over 50 audits at a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

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