The ICO exists to empower you through information.

The Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill (the bill) was first introduced during the 2022-23 parliamentary session. The Bill has now been carried over to the 2023-24 session.

The DPDI Bill is an important milestone in the evolution of the UK’s data protection regime. Responsibility for developing policy and for making changes to the legislative framework sits with government and Parliament. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is independent from government and its role is to carry out the duties set out in the current, and any future, legislative framework.

For the latest on the Bill’s progression through the Parliamentary process, visit the UK Parliament website

The Information Commissioner’s updated opinion on the latest Government amendments to the bill, published March 2024, is below:


The Information Commissioner’s updated opinion on Government amendments to the bill as at December 2023 is below:


The Information Commissioner's original response to the bill was published in May 2023 and is below: