By Patrick Wheeler

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has sent warning letters to 34 organisations who have failed to pay the new data protection fee under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, which came into force on 25 May 2018.

Under the new regime, data controllers have to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they are exempt. The current data protection fee is between £40 and £2,900 depending on the type, size and turnover of your organisation. It replaces the previous requirement to register with the ICO. Data controllers only need to pay the data protection fee once their registration with the ICO has expired.