Citizens and businesses can access information about themselves

Each resource below is listed by type, and details the resource name, owner (in brackets), brief description and link.

This resource base is intended to be a ‘living document’. If you wish to contribute a resource or comment on the accuracy of any of these resources please email:


Data Protection Act 1998 (Ministry of Justice / ICO) – Provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.


SOCITM Insight guides (SOCITM) – This is a commercial subscription service that undertakes research into best practice in order to help subscribers improve their organisations through technology. SOCITM produces publications and briefings, and also supports a number of benchmarking and other services.