| Commentary

(1) The ICO's role

| Commentary

F.     The Role of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and Enforcement Action

(1)     The ICO's role

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is an independent public body responsible for upholding information rights in the public interest. It is the UK's supervisory authority for the purposes of the UK GDPR and is responsible for monitoring the application of the UK GDPR, in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to processing and to facilitate the free flow of personal data (DPA 2018 s 115; UK GDPR art 51).

Employers, as controllers, and (where

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