• Steve Cullen

New Information Commissioner

On 3rd November, the ICO website provided the following update:-

"Elizabeth Denham’s term as the Information Commissioner comes to an end on 30 November 2021. John Edwards, who is currently serving as the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, was approved by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee as the next Information Commissioner after a pre-appointment hearing on 9 September 2021. Mr Edwards is expected to take up his position on 3 January 2022.

Paul Arnold, the ICO’s Deputy Chief Executive, will be designated as the ICO’s Accounting Officer from 1 December 2021 until 2 January 2022. The regulatory responsibilities of the Commissioner are delegated to Deputy Commissioners through the ICO’s Scheme of Delegation. This ensures continuity of regulatory decision making during this period."

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