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.

To contact the ICO press office, please telephone 0303 123 9070 (media only), or email

Please note that our press office only deals with enquiries from the media. Members of the public and organisations should visit the contact us section of our website.


  • News releases - ICO press releases and statements.
  • Twitter - follow @ICOnews for our latest tweets.
  • ICO blog - the latest developments in data protection and freedom of information.


  • Enforcement action - read about the action we've taken, including monetary penalties.
  • YouTube - hear from the Information Commissioner and watch our public information films.
  • E-newsletter - monthly updates from the ICO.
  • ICO in the media - highlighting coverage of our work in the media and providing rebuttals and clarifications.

About us

  • 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.