Government consults on data protection fee exemptions
27 June 2018
THE DEPARTMENT for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has opened a consultation on exemptions from paying data protection fees to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information is required by law to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they are legally exempt. The fees currently are collected to fund the ICO’s data protection work.
The consultation will help the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport decide whether any existing exemptions should be removed and whether any new exemptions should be introduced. The impact of any changes on the ICO’s resources will be given due consideration. The consultation closed on 1 August 2018.
You can take part in the consultation by visiting www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-exemptions-from-paying-charges-to-the-ico