Non-payment of the data protection fee trends report, Q3 2019-20

Between 1 October and 31 December 2019, we issued 204 monetary penalties to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee. Most organisations that process personal data must pay a fee and we can take action against those that don’t. We issue a monetary penalty based on the fee the organisation should have paid. Of those organisations:

  • 177 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £400.
  • 19 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £600.
  • 8 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £4,000.

Monetary penalties issued by sector

Health 32
Legal  29
Education & Childcare  23
Land and Property Services  23
Finance, Insurance & Credit  20
Consultancy  16
Recruitment  15
Marketing  10
General Business  10
Retail & Manufacturing   7
Transport & Leisure     6
Online Technology & Telecoms     4
Social Care      4
Local Government       3
Political       2
Total 204

Non-payment of the data protection fee trends report, Q2 2019-20

Between 1 July and 30 September 2019, we issued 340 monetary penalties to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee. Most organisations that process personal data must pay a fee and we can take action against those that don’t. We issue a monetary penalty based on the fee the organisation should have paid. Of those organisations:

  • 333 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £400.
  • 3 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £600.
  • 4 organisations have been issued with a monetary penalty of £4,000.

Monetary penalties issued by sector

Health 119
Finance, insurance and credit  45
General business  28
Social care  26
Accountancy  24
Retail and wholesale  20
Education and childcare  18
Training company  17
Legal 15 12
Land and property services  12
Recruitment  7
Private investigation  5
Transport and leisure  2
Charity 
Total 340

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