The ICO's office in Belfast provides a local point of contact for members of the public and organisations based in Northern Ireland. As well as operating an advice service to address general enquiries on data protection and freedom of information, it promotes good practice in information rights by raising awareness of organisational responsibilities across all sectors. It also influences policy in related areas by working closely with the departments of the Northern Ireland civil service and the wider public sector.

Who we are

Ken Macdonald

Ken Macdonald, Head of ICO Regions, leads our Scotland and Northern Ireland offices. A graduate of Edinburgh (MA) and Aberdeen (PhD) universities, Ken joined the ICO in 2005 after a career in the higher education, private consultancy and local authority sectors.

ICO Northern Ireland contact details

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Northern Ireland
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place,

Telephone: 028 9027 8757 / 0303 123 1114