Landlords should not seek photos and PPS numbers, DPC says – The Irish Times

Landlords and their agents should not seek photographs and PPS numbers from prospective tenants in advance of a lease being signed, the Data Protection Commission has warned. The commission said the collection of photo identities in the lettings process prior to a lease being agreed was raised as a concern by a number of individuals

CCTV: ensuring you do not breach data protection laws – Lexology

The case study at our recent commercial leases seminars included a section about the installation of CCTV in the common parts of a building and in the car park. We discussed the steps that a property owner needs to take before installing CCTV on the premises. In this legal insight we answer some of the

New plan could see rents paid by tenants listed online – Irish Times

The level of rent paid by tenants in specific areas across the State could be published online as part of a new rental register, according to a proposal to be considered by the Cabinet on Tuesday. The plan for so-called “rent transparency” from Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy would see the average rent paid in

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

Backing Up Big Data? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong – Datanami

(Full_chok/Shutterstock) The increasing pervasiveness of social networking, multi-cloud applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services continues to drive exponential growth in big data solutions. As businesses become more data driven and larger, more current data sets become important to support the online business processes, analytics, intelligence and decisions. Additionally, data availability and integrity

Department rejects idea of rent register to stop hikes by landlords – Irish Times

The Department of Housing has poured cold water on the idea of a mandatory rent register suggested as a means of helping tenants stop landlords imposing steep rent increases, citing data protection concerns. Housing charity Threshold has called for a rent register to help tenants challenge landlords who increase rents beyond the 4 per cent