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.

At a glance

  • If you are a ‘competent authority’ with law enforcement functions and you are processing for law enforcement purposes, or you are a processor acting on their behalf, you fall under the law enforcement regime. Go to our Guide to law enforcement processing.
  • If you are a ‘competent authority’ processing for other non-law enforcement purposes, you fall under the general processing regime. Go to our Guide to the UK GDPR.

How do I decide which regime applies?

This self assessment tool can help you determine the data protection regime that applies to the data you process, now the UK’s transition period from the EU has ended.

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