The Culture, Media and Sport select committee has approved Elizabeth Denham as the new Information Commissioner following a pre-appointment hearing yesterday.

Subject to final approval from Her Majesty The Queen, Ms Denham will take over from incumbent Christopher Graham in summer 2016.

Mr Graham said:

“I am delighted that Elizabeth Denham is set to take over as the next Information Commissioner. Elizabeth is an experienced information rights practitioner, essential when the ICO is busier than ever and facing the challenges of the digital age.”

Ms Denham was announced as the Government’s preferred candidate last month.