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.

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2. Are you processing personal information?

‘Processing’ is a very broad term which describes anything you can do with personal information, including (but not limited to):

  • collecting;
  • recording;
  • organising;
  • storing;
  • using;
  • retrieving;
  • altering;
  • erasing; and
  • disclosing.

‘Personal information’ means any detail about a living individual that can be used on its own, or with other data, to identify them.