About the ICO
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.
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.
View details and minutes of our boards and committees and our corporate governance decision making structure.
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.
Read about our performance including the annual report.
Find out about our work with the Ministry of Justice and other bodies and how we aim to provide an accessible, quality service.
Financial information relating to income, expenditure, expenses and our pay and grading are included in this section.
Current policies that we follow when delivering our services and responsibilities.
How we fulfil our obligations under the legislation we regulate.
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.
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.