NEWS23 October 2018

Information commissioner named chair of international data protection forum

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UK – Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham has been elected as chair of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

The forum of data protection and privacy authorities has 120 members around the world and works throughout the year on global data protection policy issues, including adopting resolutions and statements addressed to governments and policymakers.

Denham said: “In the age of borderless data flows, there has never been a more important time for global coherence in data protection and privacy.

“My vision for the ICDPPC is to lead a decade of global data protection, when data protection and privacy by design become mainstream aspects of the digital economy, safeguarding democratic governance and ensuring protection for society’s vulnerable groups, including young people.”

The annual conference is taking place in Brussels and Sofia this week.