New Information Commissioner announced

So here’s the news you’ve all been waiting for: Elizabeth Denham, former Information and Privacy Commissioner, British Columbia, Canada is to be appointed as the new Information Commissioner, following the conclusion of Christopher Graham’s tenure this summer – see further the ICO announcement here. Ms Denham will be faced with some very substantial challenges in her new role, including dealing with the transition to the brave new world engendered by the General Data Protection Regulation. Panopticon wishes Ms Denham very well in her new post. It also wishes to thank Christopher Graham both for his invaluable contribution both to the development of the law relating to information rights and to the operational efficiency of the ICO. We wish him very well for the future.

Anya Proops QC