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The guidance on this page is suitable for large businesses in the public, private and third sectors. Small businesses should use the resources on our small business web hub.

Brief guidance 

A guide to the data protection principles

The principles of the UK GDPR and how to apply them in your organisation.

In your sector

Transparency in health and social care

What is transparency, how to develop and provide transparency information and how to assess whether you are being transparent in the health and social care sector.


Records management self-assessment checklist 

Assess your records management procedures and risks to people’s personal information. Includes record creation, storage and disposal, access, tracking and off-site storage.

Training videos: data protection principles 

Recordings of ICO staff training on the data protection principles, available for you to reuse. 

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