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.

Contact us

Need advice?

Call our helpline on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.

Alternatively email: (If writing or emailing, please include a contact telephone number).

Register your organisation

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation processing personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt.

You can register your organisation on our website or call us on 0303 123 1113. For queries about your registration, please email:

Have a complaint or concern?

To report a possible breach of the legislation we regulate or to complain about us, please visit the concerns section.

Report a security breach

Please read our advice on security breaches.

Make a request for information

Request information we hold as a public authority, or information we hold about you.

Press and media enquiries

Members of the media can contact our press office on 0303 123 9070 or by email

(Please note that our press office only deals with enquiries from the media).

Website feedback

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Our addresses

Head Office

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: Please see our email addresses above


Information Commissioner's
45 Melville Street
Tel: 0131 244 9001
Map and directions

More about our Scotland office


Information Commissioner's Office
2nd floor
Churchill House
Churchill way
CF10 2HH
Tel:0292 067 8400
Fax: 0292 067 8399
Map and directions

More about our Wales office

Northern Ireland

Information Commissioner's Office
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
Tel: 0289 027 8757 or 0303 123 1114

If you are contacting us, please be aware of the following:

1. Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
As we are a public authority all the written material we hold, including any correspondence you send to us, may be considered for release following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 unless the information is exempt.
2. Security and emails
Please be aware that emails you send us, and those that we may send to you, are not secure because email messages can be intercepted.

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