Information Commissioner’s Office – Is your Business Registered?

If you own a business, I’m sure you’re aware of the GDPR legislation back in May 2018, and the concern which became prevalent across all industries – whether the legislation was applicable to them, and what they had to do in order to comply.

The problem

Today, it seems that most organisations believe that they have implemented the changes necessary to ensure that they are GDPR compliant and handling personal data in a responsible manner. But wait – there could be something that many businesses are forgetting about; which could be detrimental in protecting them against potential fines – registering with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

It seems that this aspect of GDPR often flies under the radar within an organisation and there is a great deal of confusion as to whether organisations like yours should register.

The solution

The ICO’s goal is to uphold the information rights in the public interest and registering with them comes at a cost of as little as £40 per year depending on your business.

All businesses must register with ICO if they process personal data, but there may be exceptions. In order to prevent any potentially hefty fines, you’d better check!

So, how do you find out whether you are exempt from registering with ICO? There’s a great questionnaire that the office has put together to find out, you can complete it here.