Shaista Peart

BA (Hons), CIPPE
Senior Data Protection & Privacy Professional | Healthcare Information Governance Specialist

Shaista Peart is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with extensive knowledge and experience in data protection and privacy compliance. As a pragmatic strategist, her aim is to equip businesses with risk and compliance strategies necessary for effective corporate governance.

Work Experience

Data Protection Consultant Companies locally and internationally • March 2019 - Present

  • Conduct GAP analysis to determine the level of current compliance with data protection legislation.
  • Support with developing a corporate governance and compliance program.
  • Policy review and drafting, Template review and creation.
  • Deliver in-house training.
  • Provide support in completing data protection impact assessments.
  • Review data processing and sharing agreements.
Interim Data Protection Officer University of Wolverhampton • June 2018 – September 2018
  • Provided specialist advice to staff and students regarding data protection queries and concerns.
  • Developed and reviewed strategic documents such as governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to foster greater compliance with DP legislation.
  • Developed and delivered staff training to promote a culture of data protection compliance.
  • Ensured the effective co-ordination and completion of subject access requests to maintain the University’s compliance rate.
  • Responsible for investigating data breaches and where necessary reporting to the Information Commissioner (ICO).
  • Processed and reviewed third-party requests for information.
  • Reviewed and negotiated data sharing and processing agreements with clients and suppliers.
  • Collaborated with project managers to highlight privacy issues at the start of projects.
  • Supported the completion of Data Protection Impact Assessments.
  • Liaised with the information security team to implement security controls and processes that mitigate privacy risks.
  • Reported data protection concerns to the University Secretary for escalation to the board.
  • Managed all freedom of information requests received into the University and ensured deadlines were met.
Information Governance Support Officer University Hospitals Birmingham • Nov 2016 – May 2018
  • Provided specialist advice to staff regarding information sharing, consent, confidentiality, information security, and other privacy issues that may arise.
  • Investigated data protection breaches and suggested appropriate recommendations and solutions.
  • Developed annual audit plans and schedules to assess the hospital’s compliance with data protection.
  • Processed and assisted staff with police requests for information.
  • Ensured compliance with Freedom of Information Act, responding to requests and managing administrative requirements.
  • Conducted and reviewed the hospital’s data mapping.
  • Reviewed and improved the information asset register.
  • Collated and reviewed evidence for the IG Toolkit.
  • Investigated ICO subject access requests complaints and prepared reports of findings.


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (2019) Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPPE)
  • Chartered Management Institute (2015) Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting

Academic Background

  • Birmingham City University (2012-2015) BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • E-skills UK Apprenticeship (2011-2012) Advanced and Intermediate apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web, and Telecoms Professionals
  • Sandwell College (2010-2011) Diploma in Performing Arts
  • Hydel High School (Jamaica, 2008 - 2009) High School Diploma

Hobbies and Interests

  • Performing Arts, Playing the keyboard and drum, Group singing.
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