John Edwards


U.K. Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner

Mr. Edwards was educated in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and achieved a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Public Policy at the University of Wellington.

He worked as a solicitor and barrister for more than 14 years, including time as a policy adviser to the New Zealand prime minister and cabinet around Freedom of Information.

From February 2014 to December 2021, Edwards was 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.


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