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.

Lawful basis transparency

You make information about the purpose of the processing and the lawful basis publicly available. This is easy to locate, access and read.

Ways to meet our expectations:

  • You make information about the purposes of the processing, your lawful basis and relevant conditions for processing any special category or criminal offence data publicly available in your organisation's privacy notice(s).
  • You provide information in an easily understandable format.
  • If there is a genuine change in circumstances, or if your lawful basis must change due to a new and unanticipated purpose, you inform individuals in a timely manner and record the changes.