18 Notification by data controllers.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)Any data controller who wishes to be included in the register maintained under section 19 shall give a notification to the Commissioner under this section.
(2)A notification under this section must specify in accordance with notification regulations—
(a)the registrable particulars, and
(b)a general description of measures to be taken for the purpose of complying with the seventh data protection principle.
(3)Notification regulations made by virtue of subsection (2) may provide for the determination by the Commissioner, in accordance with any requirements of the regulations, of the form in which the registrable particulars and the description mentioned in subsection (2)(b) are to be specified, including in particular the detail required for the purposes of section 16(1)(c), (d), (e) and (f) and subsection (2)(b).
(4)Notification regulations may make provision as to the giving of notification—
(a)by partnerships, or
(b)in other cases where two or more persons are the data controllers in respect of any personal data.
(5)The notification must be accompanied by such fee as may be prescribed by fees regulations.
[F1(5A)Notification regulations may prescribe the information about the data controller which is required for the purpose of verifying the fee payable under subsection (5).]
F1(6)Notification regulations may provide for any fee paid under subsection (5) or section 19(4) to be refunded in prescribed circumstances.
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