Sympatico Independent Digital & Data Protection
Brilliant Compliance and Digital


Independent. Balanced. Expert

Sorcha Lorimer

founder. independent digital & data protection strategy

Sorcha Lorimer

Sorcha is a qualified privacy risk management expert, experienced facilitator, digital strategist, project manager, coach and brand communicator; this experience helps her understand how the regulation really impacts a company's marketing, IT, cyber security and operations. 

As the founder of Trace Data Ltd and Sympatico, Sorcha advises large and small businesses on GDPR, digital risk and information management, privacy frameworks, digital strategies and brand resilience. Sorcha had substantial experience with data protection and data risk management at Standard Life where, as Global Head of Digital, Sorcha was the key liaison point between legal, procurement, risk, security and brand on a number of strategic projects. Prior to her leadership role at Standard Life, Sorcha worked for digital and creative agencies like Amaze Realise where she was Client Services Director.

Sorcha takes a balanced and pragmatic perspective: she likes to understand the technological and regulatory context, the brand and marketing imperative, and combine that to understand how data regulation impacts the whole of an organisation. Once a business can mitigate privacy risk and build resilience, it can then focus on the opportunities brought by change.

Sorcha uses her creative thinking, combined with her understanding of digital technology to apply her deep regulatory knowledge strategically for forward thinking businesses, seeking out opportunities to build and modernise strong client brands.

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Professional Certifications and Memberships 

• Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), see certificate; Certified Cyber & Data Risk manager (CISI)
• PRINCE2 Project Manager; qualified copywriter
• Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

She possesses a rarely found combination of practical ability, intellectual curiosity and forward thinking drive ...Such is my professional respect for Sorcha that I continue to use her as a measured and insightful sounding board to this day...You’d be a fool not to speak to her.
— Catherine, Marketing & Brand Leader