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Seek advice from the 'Information Commissioner's Office' (they used to be known as 'The Data Protection Agency') to discover whether you are required to be registered with them.

Do I need to register?

The Information Commissioner 's Office can offer guidance regarding registration. They are able to supply you with a flow chart which leads you through a series of questions regarding the nature of your business. The results determine either a need for registration (notification) or not. If you are required to register, a small fee is payable.
See: the online self assessment form, or visit this page to download the self assessment guide, to determine if notification is required.

Contacting the Information Commissioner 's Office

Information Commissioner 's Office (the Old 'Data Protection Agency'):
T. (01625) 545 745
http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

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