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
Land and property services 12
Recruitment 7
Private investigation 5
Transport and leisure 2
Charity 2
Total 340

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