GDPR: Do employers have to register with the ICO

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 5 January 2018
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Q. "Under GDPR, do employers have to register with the ICO, that's the Information Commissioner's Office or anyone else?"

Keywords: ICO Registration

Seamus: The basic position is certainly under the existing legislation, DPA, the act requires every data controller and that's whether they're an organisation or a sole trader who are processing personal information to register with the Information Commissioner's Office. There's a fee that is paid. There's a form you can complete online and pay the fee and you're registered then with the ICO as a data processor.

There are some exemptions to that, but I had a look at the ICO website recently for a client and the threshold is very low.

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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