GDPR is one of our most popular E-learning courses at the moment, and with the new regulations coming into force on 25th May, it is clear to see why.
GDPR – or, to give it its full title, General Data Protection Regulation, will affect all landlords as they all handle personal data.
Data Protection legislation has been around for a long time. The new changes mean that landlords must pay a lot more attention to their responsibilities, or they risk facing fines or event claims by tenants for damages.
What changes will affect landlords?
- A new right for the data subject (for example a tenant) to be given information about how their data is dealt with.
- Deadlines are set for the timing of providing this information.
- Where you rely on consent as the ‘gateway’ for handling data there are more stringent requirements about obtaining consent.
- The need to record how you handle data and decisions you make around this.
- Greater emphasis on ensuring that data is held securely.
- Stricter enforcement of time limits for holding data.
- New rights for tenants giving them greater control over what happens to their personal data.
- Obligations to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office and in some cases the individual affected if there is a personal data breach.
What will I learn?
The course aims to break down the responsibilities that landlords have over GDPR. After completing this course, you will have a clear understanding of:
- What GDPR means
- How it relates to the Data Protection Act
- Definitions of important terminology
- Registering with the Information Commissioner’s Office
- Penalties for noncompliance
For a limited time only we have a special offer on our General Data Protection Regulation for Landlords and Agents course. Over 500 people have already completed the course. RLA members can complete this e-Learning course for just £10 for RLA members currently and non-members is £18. You’re not going to miss out on this special offer, which is only on for three weeks!