The ICO exists to empower you through information.

There are many PETs that you could consider as part of your data protection compliance. This section outlines some of these, and summarises their benefits for compliance, residual risks and implementation considerations. 

This section is not: 

  • a comprehensive list of PETs;
  • an ICO endorsement of any particular PET; or
  • a deep technical examination of each PET.

Depending on your circumstances, you could  procure specialist expertise beyond this guidance. 

We plan to update this guidance as technology develops to reflect changes in the state-of-the-art.