Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019
The Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 came into force on 1 April and have changed the rules around paying the data protection fee and means members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives are exempt from paying a fee. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has updated the local council FAQ’s on its website and data protection fee guidance to reflect these changes. NALC’s own analysis of the regulations is this also includes co-opted councillors, and the ICO has indicated it agrees with this view. NALC are in the process of updating their legal guidance and this should be available next week. Particularly pleasing is that this is another lobbying win for NALC that will save the sector up to £4m a year!