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.

Tools supporting transparency and control

Your organisation is open about how personal data is used, especially when processing children's personal data, and you offer tools which support transparency and control.

Ways to meet our expectations:

  • Privacy policies are clear and easy for members of the public to access.
  • You provide individuals with tools, such as secure self-service systems, dashboards and just-in-time notices, so they can access, determine and manage how your organisation uses their personal data.
  • Your organisation offers strong privacy defaults and user-friendly options and controls.
  • Where relevant, you have processes in place to help children exercise their data protection rights in an easily accessible way that they understand.
  • You implement appropriate measures to protect children using digital services.

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Would the public say that your policies are clear, easy to find and access?
  • Do they feel appropriately supported in accessing, determining and managing how their data is used?
  • Would children say the same?