The following principles should be applied to all data used in the real estate sector, both within a real estate business or a building. A company, or building owner / manager should not only adhere to these principles, but should also ensure that they apply to the whole supply chain.
For the data collected and used. This includes taking responsibility for using the data in an appropriate and secure way.
About what is collected and why. Whilst this cannot be expected for every data point, at a minimum a general data policy should be published for each building and company explaining what is collected and why.
Not only should data be collected within legal and technical requirements, but is also proportionate to the benefit and the expectations of wider society
Confidential and Private
All activity with data should at all times consider confidentiality and protect privacy; both within necessary legal requirements, but also according to the expectations of wider society.
All data should only be used within all relevant local and international laws and regulations.
Security principles should be built in ‘by design’ into all applications and appropriate steps should be taken to keep data secure.
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