Data Protection Act

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
Additional Purpose Form PDF 117.9KB
Amendment Form PDF 124.9KB
Registration Renewal Form PDF 325.9KB
Cancellation Form PDF 115.2KB
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
Registered data controllers PDF 861.2KB
Data Protection Act Compliance self-help checklist PDF 86KB
Data Protection Audit - Self-assessment Toolkit PDF 753.3KB
Data Protection Audit - Self-assessment toolkit - Word version DOC 339.4KB
Data Protection - The Basics Training slides PDF 543.3KB
Data Security Breach Management PDF 115.9KB
Delete your personal data from devices PDF 195.8KB
Direct Marketing - technical guidance PDF 394.3KB
Information Commissioner's Document Retention Policy PDF 107KB
Do I need to notify - Interactive notification requirement assessment tool PDF 438KB
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