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Call of the Week- Registering with the ICO

Call of the week

In the last month the Landlord Advice Team handled a record breaking number of calls from our members, most of these relating to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Members were often concerned that we had advised that they could register with the ICO by June 14th 2018, rather than by May 25th as per the GDPR deadline.

When they phoned the ICO about this to ask why the deadline had been extended, they were told that there was no deadline extension and GDPR would come into force on May 25th.  Many of our members would then ring us to ask why we had said 14th June was the final deadline to pay.

This was because registering with the ICO is not actually part of the GDPR.  The requirement to pay comes from The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 instead.  This legislation was introduced in addition to the GDPR.

In that legislation it says that a data controller must pay a charge to the information commissioner within the first 21 days of a charging period.  As the legislation came into force on May 25th, this would be the first day of the period.  21 days after this is June 14th, which means that people may register by June 14th 2018 to comply with the requirements in the The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018.

Learn more
  • Check out our GDPR course, which is £24 for RLA members and £30 for non-RLA members.

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