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.

Data Protection self assessment toolkit

We have created self assessment checklists for the UK GDPR. Use our checklists to assess your high level compliance with data protection legislation and find out what more you need to do to make sure you are keeping people’s personal data secure.

Lawful basis interactive tool

We have produced a lawful basis interactive tool to give tailored guidance on which lawful basis is likely to be most appropriate for your processing activities. It will give an rating for each lawful basis based on your answers to key questions with suggested actions and links to relevant guidance. 


Personal data breach reporting

We have created resources on breach management and reporting a personal data breach to the ICO.

Advice service for small organisations

Check out the SME web hub for top tips, simple guides and FAQs.

We have a dedicated helpline and live chat service for sole traders, SMEs and other small organisations who have questions about data protection.