The ICO Choose Symbiant!

Date: 18/01/2024

By: Symbiant

Symbiant is the chosen solution for the Information Commissioners Office!

Symbiant proudly announces that it has been chosen by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) as its GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) and Auditing solution. After a long and rigorous selection process, the ICO chooses Symbiant as the clear winner!

Because ICO is the UK government body responsible for enforcing Data Protection laws, they consider data security essential and have many requirements for GRC and Audit Software. The ICO work to protect information rights for the public’s interest. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. 

Above all, the ICO requires a flexible solution to meet its unique requirements. Specifically, as a public body, they also looked for the best value-for-money solution to meet their stringent security requirements. The rigorous process, which included passing an independent security audit, led to the ICO choosing Symbiant.

“This was a lengthy process, and we had many hoops to jump through. From external audits to getting extra certifications to prove that we met the high requirements. Regardless, Symbiant won, and we are pleased to work with the ICO to ensure better data protection and security for the public. Again, we are pleased that the ICO Choose Symbiant for their GRC and Audit needs.”

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What is the ICO?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent supervisory authority for data protection. Its primary role is to uphold information rights in the public interest. The ICO is responsible for enforcing data protection laws and regulations. It monitors, ensures, and enforces compliance with data protection and privacy provisions, including handling complaints from data subjects.


The ICO audits UK Businesses to ensure compliance with UK and EU laws and regulations. Also, you can read about how the ICO audits UK Businesses and utilises Symbiant.One on their website here.

The ICO Choose Symbiant

Symbiant has been providing client-focused GRC and Auditing software for over twenty-three years and offers an off-the-shelf solution that can be customised to each client’s needs, with prices starting at £300 a month.

We are thrilled that the ICO chooses Symbiant, and you can too.