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05 Oct 2021
Data: A new direction

The UK Government has launched a consultation on its strategy to reshape the UK’s data protection regime, which intends to reform current regulation to aid growth, innovation and competition, re-affirming the UK as a 'hub' for data-driven business. 

12 Jul 2021
Fact sheet: General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR) were rolled out across the EU on 25 May 2018. The Regulations brought consistency in data handling to EU member states and granted individuals additional rights on when and how their personal data is used.

21 May 2021
Gallagher’s Cyber Risk Management Webinar Series

Specialist insurance broker and Propertymark Industry Supplier Gallagher discuss their findings which show that businesses are experiencing an increase in cyber risks as a result of changes in the way of working.

06 May 2021
Issue 43: April / June 2021

This issue welcomes our new CEO, Nathan Emerson where he sheds a light on the upcoming major investments and changes that Propertymark will be undergoing in order to give more back to members.

12 Mar 2021
Homebuyers now able to use smartphones to prove identities

HM Land Registry has launched its first Digital Identity Standard to make identity verification safer and more convenient for anyone buying property in England and Wales.

11 Mar 2021
ICO registration mandatory for all businesses

Any business or sole trader who processes personal information must register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act 2018 and failure to register is a criminal offence.

13 Jan 2021
Property industry urges the use of the UPRN across the sector

Propertymark, along with other leading residential property bodies across the UK, have published an open letter to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Thalia Baldwin, Director of the Geospatial Commission highlighting the potential benefits from implementing a widely adopted Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN).

26 Mar 2020
Avoid online scams to keep yourself safe

New ways of working and potential home distractions mean conditions are perfect for bad actors looking to harvest data.

23 Mar 2020
Data protection guidance for remote working

With a vast majority of people in the property industry working remotely and whilst individual safety is at the top of their priorities, agents and business owners must also be aware of the safety of their data during the crisis.

28 Nov 2019
Major GDPR fine sends warning to property professionals

UK agents should take stock of their data collection and retention procedures, following the news that a Berlin property company has been fined more than €14.5m (£12.4m) due to a General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) breach.

05 Aug 2019
GDPR ⁠— One year on: stay focused

We are one year in and complaints to the regulators are nearing 200,000 and reported breaches are over 85,000. Are we all still being successful in protecting the data of your applicants and vendors?

10 Jul 2019
Issue 35 July / August 2019

The Welsh Fee Ban, GDPR one year on, an update on leaseholds and Scottish regulations are just some of the topics covered in this issue of Property Professional.

30 Apr 2019
The growing risk of cyber and data crime

The digital world brings many advantages to estate and letting agents, but what about the additional risks that comes with it—are you prepared?

16 Jul 2018
GDPR bitesize guide

GDPR applies to all UK businesses despite Brexit. To comply you need to know what data you collect from people and justify exactly why you collect it. Our bitesize guide breaks down what you need to do in four parts.