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Using the law to protect your information

This information applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is responsible for regulating and enforcing the access to and use of personal information.

The ICO Office can help you with the following:

  • to find out what personal information is held about you
  • obtain information from a public body
  • to prevent unwanted sales calls and spam emails
  • find out information about the environment.

You can get further advice from the Frequently asked questions section of the website or from the ICO helpline.

You can contact the head office at:

Information Commissioner's office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline: 0303 123 1113 (Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm)
Email: casework@ico.org.uk
Website: www.ico.org.uk

Information Commissioner's Office - Northern Ireland
3rd Floor
12 Cromac Place
Gasworks
Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2JB

Tel: 0303 123 1114
Email: ni@ico.org.uk
Website: www.ico.org.uk

The Information Commissioner’s Office - Scotland
93 - 95 Hanover Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1DJ

Telephone: 0131 301 5071
Fax: 0131 301 5069
Email: scotland@ico.org.uk
Website: www.ico.org.uk