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Is a Housing Association required to have a Data Protection Officer or is it just recommended as good practice?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/02/2019

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  • Is a Housing Association required to have a Data Protection Officer or is it just recommended as good practice?

Is a Housing Association required to have a Data Protection Officer or is it just recommended as good practice?

Article 37 of Retained Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) requires a data controller or processor to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) where any of the following apply:

  1. the processing is carried out by a public authority or body, other than a court acting in its judicial capacity

  2. the core activities of the controller or processor consist of:

    1. processing operations which, by virtue of their nature, scope and/or purposes, require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale,

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