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We are running a consultation about an updated version of the Statutory guidance on how the ICO will exercise its data protection regulatory functions of information notices, assessment notices, enforcement notices and penalty notices.

This guidance is a requirement of the Data Protection Act 2018 and only covers data protection law under that Act. Our other regulatory activity and the other laws we regulate are covered in our Regulatory action policy (which is currently under review).

We welcome written responses from all interested parties including members of the public and data controllers and those who represent them. Please answer the questions in the survey and also tell us whether you are responding on behalf of an organisation or in a personal capacity.

We will use your responses to this survey to help us understand the areas where organisations and members of the public are seeking further clarity about information notices, assessment notices, enforcement notices and penalty notices. We will only use this information to inform the final version of this guidance and not to consider any regulatory action.

We will publish this guidance after the UK has left the EU and we have therefore drafted it accordingly.

If you would like further information about the consultation, please email [email protected]. Please note this mailbox is for enquiries only – you must submit all consultation responses through the survey.

Please send us your response by 5pm on Thursday 12 November 2020 at which point the consultation will close.

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For this consultation, we will publish all responses we receive, unless you request otherwise in the survey. For the responses we publish, we will remove personal contact details. However, please be mindful not to share any information in your response which you would not be happy for us to make publicly available.

For more information about what we do with personal data see our privacy notice.

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