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GDPR sees record number of calls to advice team

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

With new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force today, phone calls about the new regulations are continuing to flood in to the RLA’s Landlord Advice Team, with landlords making sure that they are doing what they can in order to be compliant.

What are people calling about?

Rupinder Aujla, Landlord Advice Team Manager said: “It’s a very busy time for the advice team at the moment, with the new regulation coming into force understandably many landlords are calling up about GDPR, and we’ve had thousands of calls this week. Questions range from understanding what the regulation is, to privacy notices, to registering with the Information Commissioners Office. If any members have questions about GDPR then I would urge them to give our team a ring and we will be happy to give advice”.

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As well as the  RLA’s advice team offering unlimited advice for landlords, there is also a training course that landlords can complete to learn exactly how the regulation will affect them, and what they are required to do.

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

1 Comment

  • I have just noticed that the government has made an horrendous mistake in this policy, with huge repercussions for all small to medium businesses, and of course, landlords.

    The phrasing of the policy regarding fines, states “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”, with the fines being stated as:-

    1) Up to €10 million, or 2% annual global turnover – whichever is HIGHER.
    2) Up to €20 million, or 4% annual global turnover – whichever is HIGHER.

    This means that IF a landlord, or property management company were to be fined, it would HAVE to be 10m or 20m, NOT the 2% or 4%. This is hardly proportionate, as they stated. It certainly makes sense for the huge, global, multinationals, and in their case, it fits the statement “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”.

    For small businesses, or individuals, if any get fined, I can easily see a high court case ensuing, which the wovernment would almost undoubtedly lose.

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