New data protection rules will affect UK landlords – here's how – BuyAssociation

From 25 May, the EU General Data Protection Act will be brought in across the UK, and landlords dealing with personal information and data about their tenants need to be up to speed on how the new regulation will affect them.

The new legislation, known as GDPR, replaces the Data Protection Directive and affects anyone who offers goods or a service, holds personal data about people, processes personal information and uses wholly or partly automated means to do so.

Personal data can include names, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, bank details, and identification documents, while even the use of a smartphone to process any of the tenant’s personal information amounts to automated processing.

Registering with the Information Commissioner’s Office

There is a lack of clarity over whether or not individual landlords are directly affected by GDPR, or need to be registered with the ICO, under the Data Protection

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