Introduction to the Accountability Framework
At a glance
Accountability is one of the key principles in data protection law – it makes you responsible for complying with the legislation and says that you must be able to demonstrate your compliance.
The Accountability Framework can help any organisation, whether small or large, with their obligations.
The framework is divided into 10 categories and contains expectations and examples of how your organisation can demonstrate your accountability.
As a starting point, we’d advise reading the Guide to the UK GDPR section on accountability first.
The Accountability Framework has launched as a ‘beta’ product – we’re keen to hear what you think and develop the tool and guidance based on your feedback. You can feedback here or you can register to take part in future events related to the Framework.
This section introduces the Framework, who it’s for and how it can help your organisation.
Take a self-assessment
The accountability self-assessment will help you to assess the extent to which your organisation is currently meeting the ICO’s expectations in relation to accountability.