Insights Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport publishes update on the term of the UK’s Information Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham’s term as the Information Commissioner comes to an end on 30 November 2021.

John Edwards, who is currently serving as the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, was approved by the DCMS Select Committee as the next Information Commissioner after a pre-appointment hearing on 9 September 2021. Mr Edwards is expected to take up his position on 3 January 2022.

Paul Arnold, the ICO’s Deputy Chief Executive, will be designated as the ICO’s Accounting Officer from 1 December 2021 until 2 January 2022. The regulatory responsibilities of the Commissioner will be delegated to Deputy Commissioners through the ICO’s Scheme of Delegation to ensure continuity of regulatory decision making during this period. To read the DCMS press release in full, click here.