Regulations extend, to various classes of politician, the definition of exempt processing for the purposes of paying a fee to the ICO
The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019SI 2019/485 have been made.
The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/480) set out the circumstances in which data controllers are required to pay a charge to the Information Commissioner. Regulation 2 of those Regulations requires a data controller to pay an annual charge to the Information Commissioner unless all the processing of personal data by the data controller is exempt processing. “Exempt processing” is defined in the Schedule to those Regulations.
The 2019 Regulations amend the Schedule so that processing of personal data by members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives is also “exempt processing” under those Regulations.
The 2019 Regulations apply to the UK and come into force on 1 April 2019.
An explanatory memorandum has also been published.