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Housing associations and co-operatives must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The SFHA has produced guidance for members (see downloads below this article) detailing:

  - Organisations' obligations

  - The rights of individuals

  - Disclosing information about tenants

  - Disclosures required by law

  - Regulatory activity

  - Enforcement

  - Registering as a data controller

  - Document retention


General Data Protection Regulations

The SFHA, jointly with GWSF commissioned TC Young to produce templates and guidance on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - which were published in February 2018.   More details about this guidance is available below, along with an FAQ document we published in June 2018, and subsequently updated in June 2021.

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Policy Lead
Alan Stokes

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