The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) announced in September that they have commenced formal enforcement action against 34 organisations for failure to pay their data protection fee.
The new fee introduced under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR), requires organisations who process personal data to pay a fee to the ICO unless the organisation qualifies under an exemption. The fees go towards ICO’s protection work and it’s ever expanding services introduced by GDPR.
The 34 organisations include both public and private sectors including the NHS and certain government departments. The ICO has even hinted that more organisations are to be issued formal enforcement action.