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I would advise you to check if you have signed any contract that says you give consent to your information being used. I would also advise you to check if your previous tenancy agreement with your landlord had a portion where you allow your landlord to use your information as a reference.
If you have not consented to your information being used, you have the following applicable rights under the Data Protection legislation: (1) right to be informed about how your data is being used; (2) right to access personal data; (3) right to have your data erased; and (4) right to object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances.
In your case, I highly advise you to contact your previous landlord and write a letter or e-mail, and specifically indicate that you are exercising your right to "opt out" from your personal information being used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
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Thank you very much for your answer! I apologize for not responding sooner. Due to unforeseen circumstances it couldn't be helped. I will follow your advice and email them tomorrow morning!
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