Paying the data protection fee
On 1 April 2019, the rules around paying the data protection fee changed. Members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives (including police and crime commissioners) are exempt from paying a fee, unless they process personal data for purposes other than the exercise of their functions as a Member of the House of Lords, an elected representative or as a prospective representative. For more information, read our guidance on the data protection fee.
Processing gangs information: a checklist for police forces
The ICO recently issued an Enforcement Notice to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in relation to their Gangs Matrix, after we found it breached data protection laws. You can read a blog about it. The ICO is also investigating how information about gangs is used by other public authorities.
This checklist has been created specifically for police forces who might be using, or considering using, a Gangs Matrix, or similar system. Please note that the checklist will help you to assess compliance with data protection law, and is a guide – not a guarantee of compliance.
Law enforcement processing under the Data Protection Act webinar
We will be hosting a webinar looking at law enforcement processing under the Data Protection Act at 11am on Monday 17 September, find out more details here.
Our team often receives enquiries about surveillance technology including body worn video, ANPR and unmanned aerial systems. Advice about these technologies is provided in the updated version of the CCTV code of practice. The code sets out the Information Commissioner’s recommendations on how organisations can process personal data within the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act when using these technologies.