14 Mar 2023

The Information Commissioner’s Office is trialling a new Innovation Advice service

Are you doing new or innovative things with personal data? Are you looking for rapid, direct advice about how best to comply with data protection law with your new product or service? If so, the ICO wants to hear from you.

Innovation Advice service

This year the ICO is launching the Innovation Advice service, a brand new offering, currently in a beta testing phase, which has been designed to answer specific data protection questions from innovators.

It’s for organisations planning to use the personal data of people living in the UK, to drive a new or innovative product, service, or business model that is not currently live.

The service is open to organisations of any size and in any sector, and questions can be asked at any stage of planning, designing, or development.

The ICO knows that when you’re working at pace you need expert advice and fast – this new service will aim to respond to your queries in just 10 to 15 working days.


Get in touch today

If you’re currently working on a product or service that you think could benefit from speedy, targeted, expert advice on data protection the ICO wants to hear from you.

You can do this by visiting the Innovation Advice service’s webpage and submitting some details about you and the project you’re working on.

If you’re not quite ready to submit a project but would like to know more, why not contact Andrew White, ICO Group Manager by email at [email protected].

And if you’d just like to know more about the ICO’s existing innovation services simply click here.


The Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner's Office

The ICO is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights.


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