Advertising, marketing and public relations
Accounts and records
Not -for -profit purposes
Personal, family or household affairs
Maintaining a public register
Processing personal information without an automated system such as a computer. Since 1 April 2019, members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives are also exempt.
but https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-fee/self-assessment/y/N/Y/Yes/Yes lists the exemptions as only:
elected representative functions
personal, family or household affairs not connected to commercial or professional activities (including CCTV to monitor your domestic property, even if you are capturing images outside the boundaries of your property); or
to maintain a public register (ie you are required by law to make the information publicly available).
This feels like the ICO are deliberately overreaching in order to increase the number of £40/year fees.
Are they overreaching and how can I find out?
(Note: I'm happy to pay the £40/year fee if I'm legally obliged to. On principle, I don't want to pay if I am being misled by their website's self-assessment guide.)