The regulatory bodies

The EU lead supervisory authorities have a range of duties around information privacy.  Some of these include education, advisory, investigation and corrective action.

A current list of all EU lead supervisory authorities can be found here

For the UK the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office,

Website: www.ico.org.uk

“The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights.”

Identifying a lead supervisory authority for organisations depends on determining the location of the controller’s ‘main establishment’ or ‘single establishment’ in the EU.

The following guidance document will help:

Download & view (PDF): Guidelines for identifying a controller or processor’s lead supervisory authority