ICO issues data protection fee fines to manufacturers

Manufacturers among first to be fined for failure to pay data protection fee and register details with ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just issued the first fines for failure to pay a data protection fee and provide details for inclusion in the ICO’s register of fee paying data controllers under new rules which came into force in May 2018. The ICO has made clear that organisations in the Manufacturing sector are firmly on its radar and are among the first to be pursued for non-payment.

Source: EEF

Registering with the ICO and paying the fee:

Under data protection law, you may have to provide details of how your organisation handles personal data about staff or customers, for the data protection register.

How much it costs

The annual fee is between £40 and £2,900 depending on how many people your business employs and your annual turnover.

It’s £40 to £60 for most organisations, including charities and small and medium-sized businesses.

For more info, and a handy fee calculator, click HERE