NEWS29 April 2016

Elizabeth Denham appointed as new Information Commissioner

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UK – The Culture, Media and Sport select committee has approved Elizabeth Denham as the new Information Commissioner.

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Denham had been announced as the government’s preferred candidate last month and will take over from incumbent, Christopher Graham, this summer.

A Canadian, she has been Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia since May 2010. In that role she has been a champion of information rights and transparency in government.  Prior to that role she was assistant privacy commissioner of Canada.

Graham said: "Elizabeth is an experienced information rights practitioner, essential when the ICO is busier than ever and facing challenges of the digital age."