Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed Elizabeth Denham as the Government’s preferred candidate to become the UK’s next Information Commissioner.

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said:

“Elizabeth Denham is an inspired choice for Information Commissioner. As commissioner for both privacy and access to information in a similar jurisdiction, Elizabeth has shown independence of judgement and toughness of character. She will be a great leader for the ICO as it adapts to the demands of the new data protection framework - and she'll be an effective upholder of information rights both in the UK and internationally.”

We look forward to welcoming Liz to the ICO.