The guidance on this page is suitable for large businesses in the public, private and third sectors. Small businesses should use the resources in our section containing advice for small organisations.
Guidance on the six reasons you can use for using personal information (known as lawful basis), how you can decide the right one for you, and the extra rules for more sensitive types of information (including special category and criminal offence data).
When you can (and can't) use consent, why it's important, and how to obtain, record and manage consent.
When you can use legitimate interests and how to apply it.
What is special category data, what are the rules about using it and what are the extra conditions you need to meet.
What is criminal offence data, what are the rules for using it and what are extra conditions you need to meet.
In your sector
The lawful basis for the processing of vehicle keeper data by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Commissioner’s Opinion primarily for the DVLA and the Department of Transport. It sets out the correct lawful basis for the DVLA to process vehicle keeper data when sharing it with car park management companies to recover unpaid parking charges.
Answer questions to help decide the lawful basis you can use.
Recordings of ICO staff training special category and criminal offence data.