The ICO exists to empower you through information.

Purpose and lawful basis for processing

Our purpose for processing your personal data is to seek your views on the draft content of our project ExplAIn guidance in order to inform its further development.   

The lawful basis we are relying on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when this is necessary for the performance of our public tasks in our capacity as a regulator.

What we need

If you are responding to our consultation we’ll need your name, contact details and where relevant the organisation that you work for. We will also process any other personal data you choose to provide in your response to the consultation questions.  

What we do with it

We will use your name and contact details to contact you if we have any questions about your response.

We may publish a summary of the consultation responses and, in some cases, the responses themselves. Published responses may be attributed to an organisation where this information has been provided but will not contain any personal data.

This consultation is being conducted in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and your contact information and response will be shared with them. They will be processing this information for the same purpose. For further information about their processing of personal data you can read their privacy notice.

How long we keep it

The consultation period is 2 December 2019 - 24 January 2020. We’ll keep the personal data you provide for 12 months.

What are your rights?

For information on your rights, please see 'Your data protection rights'.

The Information Commissioner and The Alan Turing Institute  are controllers for the personal data you provide. Contact details for our data protection officer can be found here

If you are unhappy with the way in which we have processed your personal data then you have the right to complain to us as the UK supervisory authority.

Do we use any data processors?

Yes - we use Snap Surveys to gather the consultation responses. Any data processed by Snap Surveys for us is stored on UK servers. You can read their Privacy Policy here.

Do we transfer data overseas?