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 data controllers includes details of organisations that process personal data.
Each year we receive tens of thousands of enquiries, written concerns and complaints. Read about how we deal with them.
Actions we can take to improve behaviours of those that process personal information.
Actions we can take to improve compliance with freedom of information, environmental information, INSPIRE and re-use laws.
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.