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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 82 Landlords beware! You too can get into trouble

If you own any properties – commercial or residential – and earn income from them, the data protection law usually applies to you. It doesn’t matter if you do not feel that you are a “business organisation”. It doesn’t matter either whether this is your only source of income or simply one of two or more sources of income.

As a landlord you need personal data about your tenants to make a decision whether or not to rent the property to them and to enter into a lease with them. There may be regulatory requirements for you to hold copies of their documents confirming their identity and their residency ...

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