Campaign launched by ICO to raise awareness of data protection fee

Regulatory Updates | 12/12/19

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is in the process of contacting all registered UK companies to remind them of their legal responsibility to pay a data protection fee. The Data Protection Act 2018 required all organisations that process personal data to pay a fee, unless exempt. In the three months to 30 September 2019, 340 fines were issued to organisations that had failed to pay.
The ICO will not contact organisations that have either:
• paid its data protection fee online; or
• stated why it is exempt.
The ICO has also set up a self-assessment portal where organisations can check if they need to pay and, if so, how much.