The Data Protection Act 1998: Commons-specific information

The Clerk of the House is the data controller for the House of Commons.

Guidance for Members of Parliament and the Data Protection Act

Individual Members of Parliament (MPs) are data controllers in their own right and the House is not responsible for personal data processed by MPs. Requests for access to your own personal data that is held by an MP should be sent directly to that MP and not to the House of Commons.

The following guidance is available to assist MPs with their duties under the DPA:

Related information

Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information. Further information about relevant laws is available on the Information Commissioner's Office website www.ico.gov.uk

Relevant legislation

The official, revised edition of relevant legislation can be found in the UK Statute Law Database through the following links

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