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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

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  • The ICO and purdah   

    We will not be updating the press release section of the site during purdah – the time from when the national election is called until the election day.

    Other website updates are also limited during this period.


New look for the ICONew look for the ICO

The ICO has a brand new look to reflect our new mission, vision and values. Simple and colourful, it puts information at the heart of the design.  To save cost and minimise waste, we’re making a gradual change from the old design to the new one, so you’ll see both designs around for a few months. We hope you like our new look.