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Are there any current plans for the Secretary of State to exercise the new power to make regulations requiring data controllers to pay charges? If so, when are these new regulations set to come into force and how much are the new fees estimated to be?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/10/2017

The following Information Law Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any current plans for the Secretary of State to exercise the new power to make regulations requiring data controllers to pay charges? If so, when are these new regulations set to come into force and how much are the new fees estimated to be?
  • Forthcoming changes
  • The new draft Data Protection Bill

We have focused on sections 108–110 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) and sections 132–133 of the draft: Data Protection Bill 2017 (DPB 2017) for the purposes of this Q&A.

Part III of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) requires data controllers who process personal data to register their processing with the Information Commissioner for the purposes of the register maintained by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Data controllers wishing to register are required to pay a fee. For more information, see Data Protection (Notification and Notification Fees) Regulations 2000, SI 2000/188 and guidance from the Information Commissioner.

Forthcoming changes

From 25 May 2018, the General Data Pr

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