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.
Part of our role is to take action to ensure organisations meet their information rights obligations.
The ICO has issued a stop order against a company that falsely claimed it was phoning people as part of a lifestyle survey – a practice known as “sugging”.
Action we've taken to ensure organisations meet their information rights obligations.
See the latest monetary penalties, enforcement notices, undertakings and prosecutions we have issued.
Since 2005 we've ruled on more than 8,500 freedom of information and environmental information cases.
What we've found when visiting and working with organisations.
Our monitoring of how long organisations are taking to respond to freedom of information requests.
Read our recommendations for organisations who have completed our self assessment questionnaire.
Examples of the types of cases we've received and how we've helped.
Find out what we're doing about spam texts, marketing calls and cookies.