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.
Our role is to uphold information rights in the public interest. Find out more about our work and the legislation we cover.
Our register of fee payers includes details of organisations that process personal data.
The ICO covers a number of acts and regulations
Each year we receive tens of thousands of enquiries, written concerns and complaints. Read about how we deal with them.
The ICO has an international role, including working with organisations in Europe and elsewhere.
Our grants programme supports independent research and the development of privacy enhancing solutions.
Information about our review of Real-Time Bidding (RTB)
The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum brings together the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Office of Communications and the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Government included provisions in the Data Protection Act 2018 to create world-leading standards that provide proper safeguards for children when they are online.
The ICO is committed to supporting the UK in its ambition to be an innovative economy.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority area for the ICO due to the potential to pose a high risk to individuals and their rights and freedoms.