Every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information is required by law to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they are legally exempt.

The Government has launched a consultation on exemptions from paying the fees, which fund the ICO’s data protection work.


The consultation will help the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport decide whether any existing exemptions should be removed and whether any new exemptions should be introduced.

The impact of any changes on the ICO’s resources will be given due consideration.

You can read more and have your say here.