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Mauritius: Office publishes communique on Data Protection (Fees) Regulations 2020

The Data Protection Office ('the Office') published, on 20 July 2020, a communique ('the Communique') on Data Protection (Fees) Regulations 2020 ('the Regulations'). In particular, the Office highlighted that the Regulations, which concern the new fees for registration of controllers and processors, will come into force on 1 August 2020, and that all controllers and processors will be required to make a fresh registration as from this date. In addition, the Communique noted that failure to register or renew the registration certificate(s) after the moratory period of three months from the commencement of the Regulations, may amount to an offence under the Data Protection Act 2017 and consequently, a fine not exceeding MUR 200,000 (approx. €4,230) and imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years on conviction may be imposed. 

You can read the Communique here.