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
Notification Handbook PDF 249.5KB
Online security - resources PDF 240.9KB
Personal Data Breach Report Form - Editable DOCX 105.1KB
Private medical practitioners - Complying with Act PDF 221.8KB
Protect your personal information PDF 224KB
Regulatory Action by the Information Commissioner PDF 90.1KB
Releasing information to prevent or detect crime PDF 216.1KB
Right of access - Health Records and Reports PDF 223KB
Subject Access Requests for complaint files PDF 223.6KB
Subject Access Request - fees for access to health records PDF 250.8KB
Subject access requests for employment references PDF 219.9KB
Subject access requests - exemptions from the right of access PDF 232.5KB
Subject Access Requests - job references PDF 194.2KB
Subject Access Requests and legal proceedings PDF 157.9KB
Subject access requests and opinions PDF 224.1KB
Subject Access Request - Police Records PDF 202.9KB
Subject Access Requests and Third Party Information PDF 264.7KB
Transfers of personal data to third countries - EU Council FAQ's PDF 338.5KB
Using cloud service providers PDF 208.7KB
Your rights under the Data Protection Act PDF 229.7KB
Sample letter - review my subject access request DOCX 15.8KB
Sample letter - no response to my subject access request DOCX 13.7KB
EU Court of Justice Safe Harbor Ruling 2015 PDF 237.4KB
Safe Harbor & IOM Adequacy Review Nov. 2015 PDF 154.9KB
Safe Harbor EU Communication Nov 2015 PDF 350.1KB
Generic data protection training slides PPTX 764KB
IT security top tips PDF 215.8KB
Outsourcing the processing of personal data PDF 199.2KB
“Unstructured personal data” held by a public authority PDF 270.3KB