13/09/2021

UK Government

John Edwards appointed as next Information Commissioner

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced its approval of John Edwards' appointment as the next information commissioner. Following a pre-appointment hearing, DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight said Edwards "clearly understands the challenges facing the UK in a fast-moving digital landscape and the role the ICO will play." Edwards, who currently serves as New Zealand's privacy commissioner, will succeed UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham when her term concludes at the end of October.

Read the full report: Pre-appointment hearing for the Information Commissioner

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John Edwards, Information Commissioner

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