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.

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

Your responsibilities and obligations

If you wish to send electronic marketing messages (eg by phone, fax, email or text), use cookies, or provide electronic communications services to the public, find out what you need to do to comply with the Regulations.

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