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.

The information covered by the Regulations is spatial data. Spatial data is any data with a direct or indirect reference to a specific location or geographical area. Spatial data is often referred to as geospatial data or geographic information.

The ICO has limited responsibilities under INSPIRE, and DEFRA has the role of providing organisations with information about their responsibilities under the Regulations. For more information, visit the DEFRA website.