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.

If you've had a problem about official information held by a public body - either accessing, or reusing - we may be able to help you do something about it.

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What can I expect?

If we think the organisation has not complied with its obligations we can give the organisation advice and ask it to solve the problem. Our main aim is to improve the information rights practices of organisations, where there is an opportunity for us to do so.

We will not usually investigate complaints where there has been an undue delay in bringing it to our attention. You should raise your complaints with us within three months of your last meaningful contact with the organisation concerned.