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How safe is your data?

Housing providers hold extremely large amounts of sensitive personal data on their tenants therefore governance - specifically information security - needs to be a top organisational priority. Over the last few years there have been several horror stories in the media about serious data breaches made by housing providers.

In February 2014 the Information Commissioner’s Office published a report highlighting the areas where social housing providers need to up their game. CIH, HouseMark and Anthony Collins solicitors will be providing a range of useful information to help promote data security across the housing sector and we'll be updating this page regularly so look out for new blogs, FAQs, briefing notes and more. If you want to be involved in this campaign, contact

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