This factsheet addresses the particular issues facing the building surveying business.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on 25 May 2018. It changes, updates and extends the scope of data protection law across the whole of the EU. There are many helpful guides as to the general requirements, including those provided by country regulators.
These factsheets have been developed by DLA Piper in collaboration with RICS to give professionals more insight into the specific ways in which GDPR will impact their business.
This factsheet addresses the particular issues facing the building surveying business. We have a range of other factsheets tailored to the business needs of other professionals, which you can access here.
The main areas for firms and individual professionals to address can be summarised as follows:
You must be clear with your clients, marketing prospects, sub-contractors and employees about:
You must have clear, updated notices for all the relevant groups of people whose data you use. These notices must be easily found and always available and you must notify people appropriately of the existence of these notices (e.g. on your website, with your terms and conditions, at a sensible stage in any online purchasing process, and embedded in your HR recruitment processes).
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