The ICO exists to empower you through information.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights law.  We exist to empower you through information.

We achieve this by:

- educating organisations, through guidance and engagement to understand when and how they can use personal data;
- taking action against organisations that do not comply with the law;
- helping individual's to understand and exercise their rights; and
- working with other regulators in the UK and globally to improve information rights standards.