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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO is an independent public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.

If you need help accessing your personal data, want to get information from a public authority, are receiving nuisance calls or spam texts, want to report a security breach or require advice on any Civil Rights issue you can contact the ICO at this link.

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HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Human rights are rights and freedoms that belong to all individuals regardless of their nationality and citizenship. In the UK, human rights are protected by the Human Rights Act 1998.

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that provides public access to information held by public authorities.

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DATA PROTECTION AND GDPR

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

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CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

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DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination means treating people differently, negatively or adversely without a good reason because of who they are. You are legally protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010.

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