Scanlans Gears Up GDPR

Scanlans Gears Up GDPR

Blog by Scanlans chairman Ian Stanistreet

One of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to be introduced in the past 30 years is on the horizon.

There are now less than two months to go before GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – comes into force.

From May 25, there will be strict requirements governing the storage and retention of personal data, with fines for those who flout the regulation.

There will be no grace period from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the organisation which will be enforcing GDPR.

Working with our solicitors Kuits, who have a team of specialist advisers, we have been busy ensuring we are able to comply with GDPR when it comes to the personal data held by Scanlans Property Management and Scanlans Consultant Surveyors.

This involves a full-scale audit of the data we hold, deleting that which is out-of-date or unnecessary, as well as implementing an action plan to update our policies and procedures and provide comprehensive staff training.

We are raising awareness among everyone in the Scanlans team to ensure we incorporate the changes required under GDPR into our daily working practices, and we will be monitoring this regularly.

Everyone needs to be aware that personal data is protected, and must not be passed on to third parties unless there is a lawful basis for doing so.

We are treating GDPR seriously and fully understand the role we all have to play in this, to ensure the data we hold about our clients and others is fully protected.

 

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