BVRLA members are being reminded that all organisations that process personal data must pay a fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) unless they are exempt.
Annual fees range from £40 to £2,900 depending upon the size of the organisation. Failure to pay the data protection fee is now a civil offence under the GDPR.
The ICO has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee, which is an amount set by government to ensure that the ICO is adequately funded.
The fee came into force on 25 May to coincide with the new GDPR and it replaces the need to notify or register with the ICO.
Members can check whether they need to pay the ICO’s data protection fee by using this self-assessment tool on the ICO website.