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.

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."