In May 2017 the Information Commissioner announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The investigation is one of the largest of its kind and is ongoing. This page will be updated as and when developments arise.

ICO reports


Following publication of the above investigation, the ICO is issuing two corrections.

  • On page 42-43, the report now acknowledges the contribution made by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia to the finding regarding UK citizens. Their investigations are ongoing and they have not yet reached a conclusion.
  • On page 44, the report now reflects that only the first information notice issued to UKIP on 11 October 2017 was appealed.

We are happy to make these changes.

Action taken so far

November 2018

  • Two notices of intent to Leave EU.
  • Notice of intent to Eldon Insurance (trading as Go Skippy).
  • Preliminary enforcement notice to Eldon Insurance.

October 2018

August 2018

July 2018