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.

Read the INSPIRE Regulations in full:

You can also read more about the INSPIRE regulations and the role of the ICO.

Records management

The Section 46 Code of Practice gives guidance on good practice in records management. This is relevant to both the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

Scottish public authorities

The Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations and INSPIRE regulations only apply to public authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Access to information held by Scottish public authorities is provided by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Scottish Environmental Information Regulations. Scotland has complementary INSPIRE Regulations. For more information on Scottish legislation visit the Scottish Information Commissioner's website.