Volunteer for a free, no risk assessment from the ICO

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Data Protection is more important now than it’s ever been and it’s absolutely crucial that NAEA members take the issue seriously if they don’t want to fall foul of the law. With possible fines of up to £500,000 for non-compliance, now is the time to review your processes.

NAEA is working in association with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to help our members!

One way the ICO aim to share knowledge and promote good data protection practice is though the publication of sector based reports. As part of this process they are in the process of arranging a number of advisory visits to organisations within the property industry.

To assist the ICO and our members we're looking for volunteers - and you could be one of them. But hurry, there is a limited number of appointments available!

It’s a win-win situation. If you volunteer you'll benefit from a free, no risk assessment from the ICO. In return they’ll get the data they need to produce valuable reports.

This is an amazing opportunity to find out just how compliant your organisation is and receive expert advice that will help you improve the way your organisation deals with data protection issues.

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Christina Jones, Disciplinary Case Manager. Email christinajones@nfopp.co.uk or call 01926 417353 to register your interest.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to have a full Data Protection advisory visit at your organisation without fear of any reprisals or regulatory action being taken! It’s just a great learning opportunity and a chance to identify any non-compliance issues before they become a problem for your organisation. 


Take part in a valuable sector survey

We’ve also compiled a comprehensive survey in conjunction with the ICO to help provide them with data about how our industry operates with regard to Data Protection. The aim of the survey is to provide the ICO with a totally honest assessment of the way our members manage and secure information about clients on paper and on computers.

The information that you provide will be completely anonymous and be used by the ICO as a basis for publishing a detailed and valuable ‘sector report’ which will be available via their website in 2015.

Please click here to be taken to the survey.

About the ICO
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the regulator for data protection and works with public and private sector organisations to help ensure that the processing of personal data is respected in line with legal requirements and industry standards. The ICO Good Practice team play a key part in educating and assisting organisations to improve the way they deal with information rights issues.