The Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance on Requesting Personal Data from Prospective Tenants – Lexology

A landlord that collects personal data from a prospective tenant usually becomes a data controller subject to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obligations. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued guidance to assist landlords (or letting agents acting on behalf of landlords) and tenants in understanding what information is appropriate for landlords to request from

Data cops order Ireland to delete 3.2m records after ID card wheeze ruled to be 'unlawful' – The Register

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has ordered the country to delete 3.2 million people’s personal data after ruling that its national ID card scheme was “unlawful from a data-processing point of view”. Speaking to the Irish Times, data protection commissioner Helen Dixon described the scheme as “unlawful” and has ordered Ireland’s Department of Social Protection

DPC orders letting agent to take down tenant review site – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

Property letting agent PJ McCann wants to go live with a prototype of an online database of tenant reviews because he is tired of dealing with “vexed landlords” who have had their properties wrecked. He says the anonymised index will rate tenants about whether they have paid their rent in full and on time and

When can I disclose personal data? – Lexology

The Data Protection Act 2018 (‘the Act’) came into force on the 25 May 2018. It incorporates the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) into UK’s legislation. The Act controls how personal information is used and sets strict principles that need to be followed when handling someone else’s data. Organisations often refer to the Act to

Real Estate 2019 – Real Estate and Construction – Ireland – Mondaq News Alerts

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on 1 REAL ESTATE LAW 1.1 Please briefly describe the main laws that govern real estate in your jurisdiction. Laws relating to leases of business premises should be listed in response to question 10.1. Those relating to zoning and environmental should

Councillors Push for More Oversight of Approved Housing Bodies – Dublin Inquirer

Photo by Sean Finnan Three months back, hopeful tenants were interviewed to see if they would score a place in Harold’s Court on Parnell Road near the Grand Canal. But they’re yet to move in, says Sinn Féin’s Críona Ní Dhálaigh. She sought answers from Túath Housing, the approved housing body (AHB) that bought the

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