Do you process personal information?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will shortly be writing to limited companies in the vehicle rental and leasing sector, reminding them that they may have a legal responsibility to register with the ICO and pay the data protection fee.

The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 require every business that processes personal information to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they are exempt. Most companies need to pay £40 or £60 a year. If you need to pay – and do not – by law, you could be fined up to £4,000.  

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights. It has a host of information and advice on its website, including a specific section for SMEs.