The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Are you conversant with the role that emerging technology plays in how our privacy and human rights are protected?

Do you have expertise in data science, machine learning, surveillance technologies, human-centric design, economics, behavioural analysis and social engineering.

Could you advise the ICO on important and complex challenges which impact on individuals and society in an increasingly data-driven world?

Technology is developing fast. At the Information Commissioner’s Office we want to make sure we keep pace with, and anticipate, these developments to understand their impact on privacy and information rights.

The ICO’s Technology Advisory Panel ensures that the Commissioner receives expert advice and strategic insight into emerging technologies and issues.

The Panel is a small number of industrial and academic professionals and ICO staff. It considers and advises the ICO of the impact of technology on privacy and information rights, such as cyber security, artificial intelligence, and behavioural modelling.

We are expanding the Panel to broaden our thinking into the wider landscapes where data plays a part – including socioeconomics, behavioural analysis, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

Your background
We are seeking panel members from a diverse range of backgrounds. You might be primarily be an expert in behavioural analysis and social engineering, or ethics and technology law, whilst also understanding the privacy implications of emerging technologies.

The role
The Panel meets four times a year. There may be circumstances in which panel members are asked to undertake additional research on behalf of the ICO and the panel.

Appointment to the panel is for a two year term with scope for re-appointment.

Interested?
Please send your CV, along with a covering letter telling us why you wish to be on the panel and what insights you will bring, to recruitment@ico.org.uk.