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.

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  • News releases - ICO press releases and statements.
  • ICO in the media - highlighting coverage of our work in the media and providing rebuttals and clarifications.
  • E-newsletter - subscribe to monthly updates from the ICO.

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  • Enforcement action - read about the action we've taken, including monetary penalties.
  • Decision notices - read our latest freedom of information and environmental information decision notices, and search our archive.

About us

  • What we do - Our role is to uphold information rights in the public interest. Find out more about our work and the legislation we cover.
  • Quick facts - current stats about the ICO.
  • Management Board - short biographies on our Executive Team and Non-Executive Directors.
  • Performance - read about our performance including the annual report.