Data watchdog jacks up charges
Privacy costs after all
From today large companies that collect or process personal data must pay £500 to register with the Information Commissioner's Office.
The heavily increased annual charge applies to firms with a turnover of more than £25.9m and 250 or more employees. Public sector organisations with 250 or more staff must also pay.
Smaller outfits will still be charged £35 per year, which previously applied to all data controllers.
The new two-tiered charging structure was waved through by the government in July and its estimated will affect about four per cent of data contollers. Failure to register is a criminal offence punishable by an unlimited fine.
The Information Commissioner asked for an increase to cover what it said was the true administrative cost of regulating large firms. Fees hadn't been increased since the Data Protection Act came into force in 2000.
The register of data controllers and further information are here. ®
Now patiently waiting for the ICO to confirm that they thought those were the languages of the UK. Would be about their level.
What, exactly, gave you that idea? The rest of the EU are our biggest trading partners but in reality all you could attack them for is missing German. Not sure where the merkins come in but they do at least speak a vague version of English.
the register of data controllers is... NOT here
and i clicked on the link ...
PAGE NOT FOUND = NO DATA => NO NEED FOR ME TO REGISTER
They have to pay for all the tea and muffins somehow
Yahoo link hover text
I have the reg headlines as an item on my Yahoo home page - when you hover over link you get a text "summary" which appears to be derived from the title, first line and it appears the final link to a white paper or ad. Rather amusingly for this artiicle this appears as:
Privacy costs after all From today large companies that collect or process personal data must pay £500 to register with the Information Commissioner's Office .... What's your recession sales strategy?