|Purpose:||To advise barristers in relation to the ICO’s Data Protection Fee regime under the UK GDPR|
|Scope of application:||All practising barristers and chambers|
|Issued by:||The Information Technology Panel|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
By reason of the implementation of the GDPR on 25 May 2018, the previous “notification” scheme was replaced with a new “data protection fee” payable to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The position was not amended by GDPR becoming UK GDPR as at 1 January 2021.
Under the Regulations you, as a Data Controller (and your chambers), must determine the purpose for which you are processing data. You are almost certainly not exempt from paying the fees set out in this document.
Download: Data Protection Fees Payable to the Information Commissioner :Download ( PDF )
This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of data protection and information security. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating information security nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.