Merseyside Police annual fee to ICO of £2,900 (late payment)

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

Merseyside Police paid their £2,900 annual fee for data protection registration to you past the deadline you gave them in 2018.

Also in 2018 you issued this press release https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an... stating you were issuing civil fines to organisations for late payment.

Could you confirm:-

a) that Merseyside Police paid their £2,900 fee in 2018 late,
b) if the answer to question (a) is yes then by how many days (specifying whether this is calendar or working days please),
c) if you fined Merseyside Police for this late payment the amount of the fine penalty?
d) what the theoretical maximum fine ICO can impose for an organisation that pays £2,900 in 2018?

I remind you of the requirement to provide advice and assistance to those making a request.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

Information Access Inbox, Information Commissioner's Office

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Information Commissioner's Office

17 July 2019

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0858091

 

Dear Mr Brace,

Thank you for your correspondence which we received on 15 July 2019, in
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Information Commissioner's Office

24 July 2019

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0858091

 

Dear Mr Brace,

Thank you for your recent request for information. We received your
request on 17 July 2019 and we are now in a position to respond.
 
We have dealt with your request in accordance with your ‘right to know’
under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
  
Request
 
In your email you asked:
 
Merseyside Police paid their £2,900 annual fee for data protection
registration to you past the deadline you gave them in 2018. Also in 2018
you issued this [1]press release stating you were issuing civil fines to
organisations for late payment.
 
Could you confirm: 

 1. that Merseyside Police paid their £2,900 fee in 2018 late
 
 2. if the answer to question (a) is yes then by how many days (specifying
whether this is calendar or working days please)
 
 3. if you fined Merseyside Police for this late payment the amount of the
fine penalty?
 
 4. what the theoretical maximum fine ICO can impose for an organisation
that pays £2,900 in 2018?

Response
 
We can confirm that we hold information within the scope of your request.
We have addressed each of your points below.

 

 1. There are 3 registrations for Merseyside Police:

 1. Police & Crime Commissioner for Merseyside (Z3441664 – Tier 1) – 
paid on time
 2. Merseyside Police Federation (Z8184787 – Tier 1) – paid on time
 3. Chief Constable Merseyside Police (Z4888071 – Tier 3) – paid
late.
 

 2. We received the payment for the registration for Chief Constable
Merseyside Police 20 calendar days after expiry.
 
 3. No fine was issued.  For reference the penalty process is: 21 days
after expiry a NOI can be issued with a fixed penalty notice being
issued 21 days after this date if no representation or payment has
been received.
 
 4. The maximum fixed penalty for a Tier 3 organisation who should pay
£2,900 is £4,350.

This concludes my response to your request. I hope the information
provided is helpful.
 
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