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.


This checklist is to help sole traders, and other small organisations in the UK. Use it to help you and your business understand what you need to do to be open and transparent with people when you process their personal data. 

Once you complete the checklist, you get a short report with practical actions you can take and additional guidance  to improve how you deal with data protection in your business. 

If you’re unsure if you need to comply with data protection law, you should take this short quiz first.

1. Is someone in your business responsible for creating the privacy information for your activities and keeping it up to date?
2. Does the responsible person know what your privacy information needs to include?
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3. Does your responsible person know how to provide privacy information?
4. Is your business’ privacy information easy to understand?
5. Does the responsible person know when to give privacy information?
6. Are all people in your business aware of your privacy information and where to find it?