The Information Commissioner’s Office is 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.
Find out what personal information is held about you
Get official information from a public body
Prevent unwanted nuisance telephone calls
Stop spam texts and unwanted SMS messages
Medical receptionist prosecuted after unlawfully accessing patient’s details
A former receptionist at a GP surgery in Southampton has been prosecuted by the ICO ...
New survey highlights worrying lack of guidance from employers on use of personal devices
A survey commissioned by the ICO has shown many employers appear to have a ‘laissez faire’ attitude ...
If your organisation processes personal information electronically, you may need to register with the ICO for inclusion on the register of data controllers. Unless you are exempt, failure to do so is a criminal offence.
Find out how to register your organisation
Wondering when the use of CCTV is covered by the Data Protection Act? Perhaps you'd like to request footage, or maybe your business is using CCTV and you want to find out how to stay within the law.
Read our CCTV advice for members of the public Read our CCTV guidance for organisations
BYOD is a term which refers to when employees use their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the workplace.
Aimed at organisations, our new guidance includes practical steps to help you adopt BYOD safely and in a manner that complies with the Data Protection Act.
Read our ‘bring your own device’ guidance
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