The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

About the ICO

About us

Our roles and responsibilities

In this section you’ll find information about our organisation and structure, our plans, the way we work, performance figures and consultations.

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Our organisation

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Find out more about our organisation.

Boards, committees and minutes

View details and minutes of our boards and committees and our corporate governance decision making structure.

Plans and priorities

Find out about our mission, vision and areas of focus and how we aim to achieve them in our corporate plan, business plan and strategy.

Performance

Read about our performance including the annual report.

How we work

Find out about our work with the Ministry of Justice and other bodies and how we aim to provide an accessible, quality service.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to income, expenditure, expenses and our pay and grading are included in this section.

Policies and procedures

Current policies that we follow when delivering our services and responsibilities.

Access information about the ICO

How to access information about the work we do and about the ICO as a public authority.

Research and reports

We commission research to provide us with a deeper understanding of data protection and freedom of information, and how they affect you. Details of our reports to Parliament and other reports are also included in this section.

Consultations

As part of the ICO's work, we comment on significant external consultations that relate to data protection and freedom of information. We also invite comments about significant documents we produce about our work.

Also of interest

  • What we cover

    Find out more about our responsibilities and obligations under the legislation we cover.

  • For the public

    Advice on how to protect your personal information and how to gain access to official records.

  • For organisations

    We're here to help you understand your obligations and keep you updated as and when they change.

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