UK’s new Information Commissioner formally appointed

Update on 25 January 2021: Following a request from the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has agreed to extend her term of office by just over three months ending on 31 October 2021 while the recruitment process for her successor is completed.

Ms Denham will take up the role from 18 July 2016 for a period of five years, replacing Christopher Graham whose term of office ended on 28 June 2016.

This follows approval by the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee after a pre-appointment hearing on the 27 April 2016.

Ms Denham was previously the Commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. The Department

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