New Data Protection Regulations and what this means (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come in to force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR overhauls many areas of current data protection laws and will replace the existing legislation - the Data Protection Act 1998.
Some of the main changes are:
Notice of Fair Processing – we must provide notices on how we collect and process personal data and the reason for doing so. You will receive a Fair Processing Notice by post which will explain what information we collect, why we collect it, who we share this with and how it is processed. We will also explain how we maintain your information securely.
Proper consent to process – as landlord/factor we have a legal basis for processing tenant’s and owners personal data, however if we need to process sensitive data or re-use your personal data for another purpose, we will ask for your explicit consent. This will be by way of an action like ‘I agree’ or ‘I disagree’ (opting out is no longer an option).
Request to access information – you can still request access to your personal data, however we must now provide this within one month and the previous charge of £10 will not apply.