John Edwards succeeds Elizabeth Denham in the top role
The UK’s new Information Commissioner, John Edwards (pictured), started in office today (Tuesday 4 January). He has succeeded Elizabeth Denham CBE, whose term came to an end last year.
Edwards has spent the last eight years as New Zealand Privacy Commissioner. During that time, he chaired the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (now known as the Global Privacy Assembly), and was a member of the OECD’s Informal Group of Experts on Children in the Digital Environment.
Prior to his role as New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, Edwards worked as a solicitor and barrister for over 14 years, including time as a policy adviser to the New Zealand Prime Minister and Cabinet aroun...