Stealth Tax

Anyone been stung for this?

It appears that any business that has cctv has to pay a fee of between £40 and £2900 pounds - unless you’re a member of the House of Lords!

The ICO should be funded by the fines they issue. They got £183 million from British Airways, £117 million from Marriott Hotels for starters!

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Thought is was a scam at first but apparently not.

From 1 April 2019, the Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 exempted the processing of personal data by members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives.
‘Elected representatives’ is defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 and includes, but is not limited to, MPs, MSPs, AMs in Wales, MEPs, elected councillors in county councils, district councils, London boroughs, parish councils, elected mayors and police and crime commissioners.
Prospective representative’ refers to anyone seeking to become an elected representative as defined above.

AFAICT it costs nothing to register to become a parish / town Councillor…

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