The ICO exists to empower you through information.

This consultation has closed

Organisations may process personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences, or related security measures (Article 10 data), for many reasons. For example, to safeguard vulnerable individuals or children, assess people’s suitability for employment, or assess whether a person can access services such as housing or insurance. The processing of Article 10 data is governed by a complex legislative framework.

The ICO is conducting a survey to find out if gaps exist in controllers’ awareness and understanding of the data protection requirements for processing Article 10 data.

If you are a controller and you process Article 10 data, we want to hear from you.

The survey should only take 15 minutes to complete.

We have received a great response to our call for views. To ensure everyone who wants to has the chance to respond we are extending the deadline for a further two weeks until Friday 13 March.

We are currently seeking input from individuals representing the HR, retail, building, transport and charity sectors. However, no matter what sector you represent, if you deal with personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences on a regular basis we would like to hear from you.

You can respond to this consultation via our online survey.

Please send us your response by 5pm on Friday 13 March 2020.