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.
This page is a collation of all our current work and guidance about technology and innovation
Our grants programme supports independent research and the development of privacy enhancing solutions.