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 an established expert, conversant with the role that emerging technology plays in how our privacy and human rights are protected?

Do you have expertise in novel applications of technologies that will impact the lives of data subjects now and in the future, such as distributed ledger technology, behavioural analysis and AI, biometric and health technologies? Do you have knowledge about the responsible deployment of these technologies?

Could you advise the ICO on important and complex challenges which impact 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 brings together industry professionals, academics and ICO staff to advise the ICO of the impact of technology on privacy and information rights.

Your participation will ensure the Commissioner receives expert advice and strategic insight into a range of emerging technologies issues, and technical matters.

Your background

The ICO is inviting international applications for Panel membership to ensure we have a truly global and diverse representation of perspectives.

You might be primarily be an expert in behavioural analysis, social engineering, technology policy, law, or come from an engineering and data science background. We’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds with an expert understanding on the privacy implications of current, new, and emerging technologies.

The role

The Panel meets approximately four times a year. There may be circumstances in which panel members are commissioned to undertake additional pieces of work on behalf of the ICO.

The panel is formed of a small number of permanent members who are invited to attend every session, supplemented by an advisory group of subject matter experts who may be brought in as needed to consult on topics relevant to their specialism. Applications are open for both permanent panel membership as well as membership of the advisory group.

Appointment for both permanent members and members of the advisory group will be for a two year term with scope for re-appointment.

Successful applicants will be compensated for time spent advising the ICO, whether by attending panel sessions or undertaking commissioned work.


Please send to [email protected].

  • your CV;
  • a covering letter telling us why you wish to be on the panel;
  • your areas of specialism;
  • what insights you will bring.

Please advise whether you’d like to be considered for a position as a permanent member or a member of the advisory group.