The Regulators’ Code came into statutory effect on 6 April 2014 under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, replacing the Regulators’ compliance code. It provides a clear, flexible and principles-based framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.

Nearly all non-economic regulators, including the ICO, need to have regard to it when developing standards, policies or procedures that either guide their regulatory activities with business or apply to other regulators.

More information about the code is available from the website of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills’ Better Regulation Delivery Office:

Details of how the ICO has regard to the code can be found here: