Information rights strategic plan 2017 - 2021

This strategic plan sets out the Information Commissioner's mission to increase the trust the public has in government, public bodies and the private sector: trust in transparency, in the digital economy and in digital public service delivery.

Our strategic approach highlights a commitment to:

  • lead the implementation and effective oversight of the GDPR and other live data protection reforms;
  • explore innovative and technologically agile ways of protecting privacy;
  • strengthen transparency and accountability and promote good information governance; and
  •  protect the public in a digital world.

International Strategy 2017 - 2021

To effectively protect the UK public’s personal information in a digital global environment, the ICO needs to co-operate and act internationally. This International Strategy seeks to enhance privacy protection for the UK public. Recognising that the ICO needs to be agile in an ever-changing world, it will be regularly reviewed and updated in response to new challenges and opportunities. This international strategy supports our 2017 Information Rights Strategic Plan.

Innovation plan

Our innovation plan details how we will ensure our approach to regulation will support innovation.