Data Protection Act 2002

All Data Protection Act guidance and forms issued by the Information Commissioner are searchable within this area. 

Please note that the contents are intended for guidance purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.


The guidance in this document library is gradually being replaced by new guidance issued in respect of compliance with the new data protection law.

Document Name File Type Size
Brief Guide to the Data Protection Act PDF 79.3KB
Candidates for Election PDF 89.3KB
Charities and non-profit-making organisations - Complying with the Act PDF 78.7KB
Churches and Religious Organisations - Complying with the Act PDF 88.3KB
Cloud Computing PDF 229.5KB
Clubs and Societies - Complying with the Act PDF 84KB
Complaint handling - undertaking an assessment PDF 77.6KB
Complaints about the Commissioner & his officers PDF 64.3KB
Defining what constitutes Consent PDF 236.1KB
Credit problems PDF 240.6KB
Are you a Data Controller or Data Processor PDF 242.1KB
Data Protection Act Compliance self-help checklist PDF 86KB
Direct Marketing - technical guidance PDF 394.3KB
Information Commissioner's Document Retention Policy PDF 107KB
Durant Case - personal data & relevant filing systems PDF 258.5KB
Elected Representatives PDF 97KB
Electoral Registers PDF 209.5KB
Employee Data - recruitment, records and monitoring PDF 259.7KB
EU Data Controller to Data Controller Clauses PDF 115.1KB
EU data controller to data processor in third countries model clauses PDF 731.9KB
EU model clauses Art 29 WP FAQs PDF 52.7KB
Exemptions from certain provisions of the Data Protection Act 2002 PDF 284.1KB
Handbook on European data protection law PDF 1.6MB
Identity Theft and Identity Fraud PDF 203.6KB
ICC Data Controller to Data Controller Contract Clauses PDF 146.1KB
Is it personal data? PDF 121.6KB
Landlords and tenants - complying with DPA PDF 241.4KB
Liquidators - Complying with DPA PDF 224.7KB
Madrid Resolution November 2009 PDF 81.6KB
New EU standard contractual clauses introduced - press release PDF 15.7KB