ICO Data Protection Registration
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is the UK’s Data Protection Regulator.
The Data Protection Regulation 2018 require every business that processes personal information to pay an annual data protection fee to the ICO, failure to pay the fee may result in fines up to £4000.
If you hold personal information (including clients names, addresses and telephone numbers) it’s likely you’ll need to register.
Registering with the ICO shows your customers and suppliers that you are aware of your data protection obligations.
Data Protection Public Register
All fee paying company names are published on the Data Protection Public Register.
- Name and address of the controller
- Data protection registration number
- Date the fee was paid and when it is due to expire
- Any other trading names of the organisation
- Contact details for the Data Protection Officer – with consent
ICO Registration fee
The annual Data Protection fee is £40 to £60, depending on your turnover.
- Tier 1 – Micro Organisations Your turnover is less than of £632,000 or no more than 10 members of staff.
- Tier 2 – Small and Medium Organisations You have a maximum turnover of £36 million or no more than 250 members of staff.