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 your organisation

This page is for organisations registering (notifying) with us for the first time.

Application form

To register, just fill in our application form and we'll get back to you:

  1. Save this form to your computer.
  2. Fill in the data protection registration form (PDF) or the data protection registration form (Word).
  3. Save it again.
  4. Open a new email, with 'Data protection new registration' in the subject line.
  5. Email the form to us at notification@ico.org.uk

When we've received your form, we will get back to you to confirm your details, and ask for payment. Once payment is received your registration should appear on the public register within a few days.

How long will it take?

We’re currently updating our registration process to make it easier for organisations to register, and make the register of data controllers more helpful to members of the public. You should receive a draft registration within a week.

Though we are making changes, you can still register now. If we need to, we will convert the information you provide into the new format.

What next?

Take a look at our practical advice, toolkits, checklists and more to help you meet your data protection obligations.