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.

For organisations

For organisations

Advising you on your obligations

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.

Data protection

If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act.

Electronic marketing

Find out what you need to do to comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Freedom of information

If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation to make official information available under the Freedom of Information Act.

Looking for guidance on environmental information? For spatial data, read our INSPIRE Regulations pages.

Guidance for your sector

Own a small business? Work in education or health? Get practical advice for your sector.

Guidance index

View a full A-Z list of our guidance for organisations.

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