155 Penalty notices
155 Penalty notices

(1)     If the Commissioner is satisfied that a person—

(a)     has failed or is failing as described in section 149(2), (3), (4) or (5), or

(b)     has failed to comply with an information notice, an assessment notice or an enforcement notice,

the Commissioner may, by written notice (a “penalty notice”), require the person to pay to the Commissioner an amount in sterling specified in the notice.

(2)     Subject to subsection (4), when deciding whether to give a penalty notice to a person and determining the amount of the penalty, the Commissioner must have regard to the following, so far as relevant—

(a)     to the extent that the notice concerns a matter to which the [UK GDPR] applies, the matters listed in Article 83(1) and (2) of the [UK GDPR];

(b)     to the extent that the notice concerns a

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