The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 requires every organisation that processes personal information to pay a fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. Failure to do so will result in a fixed penalty.

There are more than 1 million fee payers. We publish:

  • the name and address of the controller;
  • the data protection registration number; 
  • the level of fee paid;
  • the date the fee was paid and when it is due to expire;
  • any other trading names of the organisation; and
  • the contact details for the DPO if we have been told of one. The DPO name will also be published if they have consented to this.

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