The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is continuing their campaign to remind SMEs of their responsibility t requirement to register, and pay the fee, if they are holding customer’s information.
They remind operators and business owners of the strong message registration sends to customers – it lets them know that you value and care about their information. Being listed on the ICO’s register shows that your company take data protection seriously, whilst also demonstrating to other organisations that you run a tight ship.
It is the law to register and pay the fee, which supports the role of the ICO. Most companies will only need to pay £40 or £60 a year. For large organisations the fee is £2,900. You could be fined if you need to pay but fail to do so.
If you receive a letter you will need to act: