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About the Guide to RPSI

This guide is for public sector bodies covered by the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSI). It provides a brief introduction to RPSI and explains the role of the ICO. The ICO deals with complaints about how public sector bodies have dealt with requests to re-use information.

For more detailed information you should consult the comprehensive guidance on RPSI for public sector bodies and for those wishing to re-use public sector information produced by the National Archives.