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.

Online and computing

Bring your own device (BYOD)

This guidance explores what you need to consider if permitting the use of personal devices to process personal data for which you are responsible.

Cloud computing

Cloud computing offers the promise of a cost effective means to access a range of computing services. This guidance explains how the Data Protection Act applies to processing of personal data in cloud computing services.

Mobile apps

Mobile apps have particular features that make privacy a pressing concern. We’ve produced this guidance to help app developers comply with the Data Protection Act.

IT disposal

We've produced guidance to help organisations securely dispose of their IT equipment. This guidance explains what you need to consider when disposing of electronic equipment that may contain personal data.

Personal information online

The personal information online code of practice explains how the Data Protection Act applies to the collection and use of personal data online. It provides good practice advice for organisations that do business or provide services online.

Social networking (pdf)

We explain what you need to consider when you run, contribute to, or download personal data from online forums such as social networking sites, message boards, or blogs.