Does my business need to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office?
If your business handles personal data, then you will need to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless your business is exempt (and most aren’t). Your business will then appear on the data protection public register.
The ICO has been chasing businesses that haven’t paid their fee. Non-compliance could mean a fine of up to £4,350.
You can pay the fee via the ICO’s website here.
How can our data protection solicitors help?
If you need assistance with deciding whether or not you need to pay the fee, or on any aspect of data protection law, then please get in touch with us here and we will be delighted to help.