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Training course of the month: GDPR

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

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!

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

With a degree in Journalism, she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and creating social media content.

Before joining the RLA, Victoria worked in the University of Salford’s press office, and during University she represented Smooth Radio at events across the North West, as a member of the street team.

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