Mark Gracey - Flavourfy Digital

About Flavourfy Digital

Flavourfy Digital is an independent data compliance consultancy owned and run by Mark Gracey. Set up in 2014, Flavourfy Digital focuses on delivering data protection, privacy and marketing compliance, offering everything from data protection audits to outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) services.

Mark began working in the internet industry in the mid-90s when he joined Demon Internet to help set up their commercial web sales and support team; this was the early days of the web requiring a knowledge of HTML, Perl scripting and Apache web servers. From their Mark set up one of the UK's first network abuse team which led to a fifteen year career in internet regulation dealing with everything from internet content liability to data protection and police liaison. Responsible for ensuring internal compliance and influencing external stakeholders he's worked with the government and advised the House of Lords on internet policy matters as well as influencing the outcomes of a number of pieces of legislation, chairing the national ISP trade body, ISPA and sitting on the board of the Internet Watch Foundation.

In June 2017 he set up the Digital Compliance Hub, a subscription based support service. The Hub is fundamentally a compliance helpline (email and phone) backed up by a library of resources including guides, checklists, tools and templates as well as access to webinars and other compliance tools. The Hub covers the following areas:

  • Data protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
  • Privacy regulation compliance
  • Marketing compliance
  • Data and web security (e.g.WordPress website security, cloud based app security)

Mark has a Computer Science Degree (BSc Hons) and a Masters Degree (LLM) in Computer and Communications Law and has worked at businesses like Demon Internet, THUS plc, Cable&Wireless and Vodafone.

Mark's 20+ years of experience working in the internet and telcoms industries gives Mark and Flavourfy a unique ability to offer a diverse range of services and his experiences, within that time, as an in-house data protection manager when the 1998 Data Protection Act came into force in the UK, means he understands what it's like to ensure data protection and data privacy compliance across complex, data heavy businesses.

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