Registering Data Protection

Register for Data Protection

What is data protection registration

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, organisations processing or storing personal information are required to register for data protection unless they are exempt. The registration fee is payable to the regulator – ICO authority by a range of companies from sole traders and small to large organisations.

What information we will need from you in order to complete the corporation tax registration for the business?

  • Company name
  • Company registration number
  • Brief description of the company activities
  • Is your organisation a public authority or a registered charity
  • How many employees are employed within the company
  • The annual turnover of the company
Registering Data Protection FAQ

Registering Data Protection FAQs

Do I need to register my business for data protection?

If your business would be processing or storing personal information, then it is required to register for data protection.

Is the registration fee a one-off or subject to annual renewal?

The company is required to pay a renewal fee on annual basis. The fee varies depending on the size of the business.

What do I get for paying the fee?

A registration certificate will be provided by the authority and your business will be listed as a registered business on the ICO’s website. It is beneficial to your business for being fully compliant with the Regulation, it sends a strong message to those who would like to engage with your business that you are aware of your legal obligations as a data controller in regard to the control and security of third parties data.

What happens if I lost my data protection registration certificate or registration number?

You can check the details of your business registration and download the certificate in pdf format from the ICO online register.