These pages sit alongside our Guide to the GDPR and provide more detailed guidance for UK organisations on the right to be informed under the GDPR.

The GDPR specifies what individuals have a right to be informed about when you collect and use their personal data. Amongst other things you must tell people why you collect their data, who you share it with and how long you keep it for. Providing people with this information is a key element of the principle of transparency and can also help you to build trust with individuals.

This guidance will help you to understand what information you need to provide people with when you collect their personal data, when it needs to be provided, and how you can provide it.

For an introduction to the key themes and provisions of the GDPR, you should refer back to the Guide to the GDPR. You can navigate back to the Guide at any time using the link at the top of this page. Links to other relevant guidance and sources of further information are also provided throughout.

When downloading this guidance, the corresponding content from the Guide to the GDPR will also be included so you will have all the relevant information on this topic.