Scottish Parliament to nominate new Information Commissioner

27/06/2023 | Scottish Government

The Scottish Parliament is expected to nominate David Hamilton to His Majesty the King for appointment as the new Scottish Information Commissioner. This will be considered on 28 June and, if agreed, Hamilton will succeed Darren Fitzhenry, who has held the position since 2017. The appointment is for a fixed term of six years at a starting salary of £77,260.

The role of the Scottish Information Commissioner is to promote and enforce the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, investigate applications from people seeking disclosure of information, promote good practice amongst public authorities and provide the public with information on their rights. The appointment follows an open recruitment process and the Commissioner's office is based in St Andrews, Fife.

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