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.

Our Sandbox team brings a wealth of experience in compliance and data protection across both private, public and third sectors including:

  • health;
  • education;
  • retail;
  • social media;
  • technology providers; 
  • finance, police and justice; and
  • central and local government.

Please see our previous blogs to find out more about some of the organisations we have worked with in the Sandbox.

We will work closely with colleagues who have specialist expertise from Technology Policy, Privacy Innovation, Policy and Intelligence. They will assist us in advising organisations in the Sandbox.

For questions, support and advice regarding Sandbox applications, please send your queries and questions to

Please send applications to

We aim to respond to all queries within three working days. We will let you know if it will take us longer to respond.