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
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We recently moved from ico.gov.uk to ico.org.uk. The old web and email addresses are being redirected, but you may want to update your bookmarks, address books and other records.
It’s a small change but we believe it more accurately reflects our independence from government. We’re still the same organisation – 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.
We’re aware of an increase in people receiving unwanted marketing texts and calls. We understand how frustrating this is, and so we’re asking you to help us find those responsible.
If you have received a message or call please tell us about it.
To find out more, see our advice on how to reduce nuisance calls and spam texts.
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.
See our CCTV advice for members of the public.
Read our CCTV guidance for organisations.
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