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GDPR – ICO Takes Action Against Organisations That Have Failed To Pay New Data Protection Fee

GDPR – ICO Takes Action Against Organisations That Have Failed To Pay New Data Protection Fee

ensure your business is GDPR compliant

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only came into force 5 months ago, on 25th May 2018, and already the ICO have begun taking action against organisations.

Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it is taking formal action against 34 organisations under the GDPR, for failing to pay the new data protection fee for 2018. These organisations, that include financial services, recruitment companies and NHS bodies, could face a fine of up to £4,000 should they fail to pay the fee.

A data protection fee is the annual cost that companies must pay to the ICO, and this fee varies between £40 and £2,900 per year. This was also the case under the Data Protection Act 1998. Where organisations that collect and handle personal data had to pay an annual registration fee to the ICO.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the yearly fee you pay depends on the size of your organisation. Micro-organisations will pay an annual fee of £40, SMEs (small and medium-sized organisations) will pay a £60 fee, while large organisations will pay £2,900 for the year.

The notices of intent to the 34 organisations were sent last month, and these organisations had 21 days to respond with payment. If they pay the fee, action from the ICO will stop. Failure to pay the fee will result in a fine, which will range between £400 and £4,000, and again, this will depend on the size of your business.

 

How Ghost Can Help?

If you’re worried about how GDPR will affect your business, you can get in contact with Ghost. Ghost are experienced GDPR experts, and have partnered with our friends at IT Governance to provide GDPR Consultancy, Assessment and Compliance services to local businesses in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Take the first steps towards GDPR compliancy by contacting 39 Degress on 01279 800039 and speaking directly with one of our data protection experts. You can find out more about our GDPR Consultancy services by visiting our GDPR page.

‘More Than Half’ of UK Businesses have STILL not addressed GDPR

‘More Than Half’ of UK Businesses have STILL not addressed GDPR

It has now been over four months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, unifying the different levels of data protection across the EU and tackling the issue of exporting data outside the EU. With its main focus being to prevent the collection of unnecessary data on individuals (and to protect what data is collected and maintain the subjects’ rights to privacy), much was made at the time on the impact this would have on business, and many man-hours were spent on ensuring that enterprises across the EU were compliant with the new rules.

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So what has the impact been, in real terms? At the time there were many horror stories and concerns being raised about the unintended harmful effects that GDPR could have on small businesses. The fear was that as they have smaller IT resources, small businesses would find it harder to ensure they were compliant in time, and that they would therefore be disproportionately likely to face fines, and also disproportionately affected by the amounts of money involved.

the effect of GDPR on small business

Well, the good news is that so far there haven’t been any massive issues. The bigger social media players like Facebook and Google saw the inevitable complaints being sent to the EU Commission, but other than that things appear to be moving smoothly.

data protection IT audit

Although whether this will remain the case is hard to tell. In the run-up to the GDPR’s coming into force, IT security firm ESET surveyed over 27,000 companies, and found that more than half of them hadn’t performed an internal audit to see whether they were compliant.

Fortunately, and presumably anticipating this very state of affairs, Data Protection Regulators have shown leniency so far in order to give people time to catch up, but it seems likely that this state of affairs will be subject to change as time goes on. So the lesson is that while it’s still not too late to ensure that you are compliant with the new regulation, it may very well be soon.

BREXIT of cause makes no difference to compliance. GDPR came into effect before the UK leaves the European Union, which means that UK businesses needed to prove their GDPR compliance before, on and after the 25th of May. In addition, the GDPR rules apply to ANY business that handles personally identifiable information of EU Citizens, regardless of where they are located.

If your company are one of the many thousands who have yet to address GDPR contact 39 Degress today by calling 01279 800039 and speak directly to a Data security expert about your requirements in further detail. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form and visit our website here.