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.

Register (notify) under the Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller (eg organisation, sole trader) who is processing personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt.

More than 370,000 organisations are currently registered.

Not sure if you need to register?

Take our quick self-assessment to find out.

How much does it cost? 

For most organisations it's £35 each year - find out how much to pay.

Change my registration 

Need to amend or cancel your registration?

Got a question? 

We might have the answer - read our FAQs.

I've just registered. What next? 

See our practical advice, toolkits, checklists and more to help you meet your data protection obligations.