John Edwards has started his term in office as the new Information Commissioner, succeeding Elizabeth Denham CBE, whose time came to a conclusion at the end of last year. In a post about his appointment, Mr Edwards declared, "privacy is a right not a privilege" and he believes "we all deserve to have our data treated with respect." In his role as commissioner, Mr Edwards wants to pave the way for companies to "respect our privacy with ease whilst still reaping the benefits of data-driven innovation." He also indicated desires to ensure individuals can control their data and "access remedies if things go wrong."
DCMS confirmed John Edwards as the new Information Commissioner on the 21st of December.
Mr Edwards full CV is available on the parliament website.