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.

Environmental Information Regulations

Environmental information regulations for organisations

Your responsibilities and obligations

If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation to provide information about the environment through an approved publication scheme and in response to requests. Find out what you need to do to comply with the regulations.

Guide to the Environmental Information Regulations

If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation to provide information about the environment through an approved publication scheme and in response to requests. Find out what you need to do to comply with the regulations.

Guidance index

View a full list of our environmental information guidance.

ICO specialist guidance

We have published specialist guidance, including our detailed knowledge base, an internal resource which gives the ICO’s position on many of the issues we deal with, and sample questions we ask public authorities.

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