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.


Exit date: April 2022

Yoti entered the Sandbox to explore how they could extend the use of their age estimation technology to young people, aged between 6 and 12 years old. This would ensure that the providers of children’s only services, such as gaming websites and forums, can create safe virtual environments and online spaces.

Read the Yoti exit report.

Global Cyber Alliance

Exit date: March 2022

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)  entered the Sandbox to explore the possible next steps in developing their DomainTrust concept and the potential benefits of processing personal data in the platform to help fight against cyber-criminals.

The GCA’s participation in the ICO’s Sandbox has given the ICO the opportunity to contribute towards and gain insight into how complex, international data sharing initiatives can assist organisations attempting to reduce instances of cybercrime and ultimately make the internet a safer environment for its users.

Read the GCA exit report.