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.

To add a Data Protection Officer (DPO), you can use the service to change your details:

You'll need your registration number and security number.

If you don't have your security number, you may prefer to email us.

Email with the subject line ‘Add a DPO’ and include:

  • the registration number of your organisation;
  • whether you required to provide the details of your DPO, or if you are doing so voluntarily; and
  • the name, address, phone number and/or email address of your DPO if they are an individual (eg a member of staff or a member of your organisation);or
  • the name, address, phone number and/or email address of the external organisation that will be carrying out the DPO duties on your behalf. 

We will publish details of all controllers who pay the data protection fee on the data protection register, which is available on our website. Please state clearly within your email whether or not you wish to publish the name of your DPO if they are an individual.

If you are unsure or would like further information please read our guidance on Data Protection Officers.

For information about what we do with personal data, see our privacy notice.