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The information on this page was current at the time it was published. Regulations, trends, statistics, and other information are constantly changing. While we strive to update our Knowledge Base, we strongly suggest you use these pages as a general guide and be sure to verify any regulations, statistics, guidelines, or other information that are important to your efforts.

 

April 11, 2019 UPDATE: The European Union has extended the UK's exit deadline to October 31, 2019. Should the British Parliament pass the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the bloc, then Brexit would take place on the first of the next month.

 

On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. Article 50 was just the beginning of the withdrawal process, as it allows the UK two years to negotiate its leave with the other EU member states. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29, 2019. but the process has proved to be very complicated and dates and outcomes continue to shift. The EU has granted the UK an extension to April 12, 2019. We cannot predict what will happen between now and then, with options ranging from a new referendum on Brexit to a ‘hard exit’. We will update as more clarity is achieved.

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Ms. Elizabeth Denham
Information Commissioner

Mr. Simon Entwisle and Mr. Steve Wood
Deputy Information Commissioners

Address:
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Phone (within UK): 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745
Phone (overseas): +44 1625 545745
Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: 
Website: http://ico.org.uk/

Law Information:

Data Protection Act 1988

 

Northern Ireland

Information Commissioner's Office – Northern Ireland

Ken MacDonald 
Commissioner

Address:
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
Belfast, BT7 2JB

Phone: 028 027 8757 or 0303 123 1114
Fax: 028 9026 9388
E-mail: ni@ico.org.uk
Website: ico.org.uk/

 

Scotland

Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland

Ken MacDonald 
Commissioner

Address:
45 Melville Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7HL

Phone: 0131 244 9001
Email: scotland@ico.org.uk

Website: ico.org.uk/

 

Wales

Information Commissioner's Office – Wales

Address:
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH

Phone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: wales@ico.org.uk
Website: ico.org.uk/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication -

The ICO has set up an email address to which information should be sent. Contact information and instructions here.

Local Guidance

Guidelines (in English)

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