Ian Goodwin, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP


ODEON Cinemas Group

Data Protection Officer

Ian Goodwin has worked in Data Protection for nearly 20 years with roles at the UK Information Commissioner's Office and various UK public sector bodies, including the British Council where he headed up a global team of privacy, IT security and records management professionals. Ian's current role is as Group Data Protection Officer of the Odeon Cinemas Group where he leads the Group's brands compliance efforts across Europe (Odeon, UCI, Filmstaden, Cinesa, Finnkino).


Current areas of focus for Ian are cookie compliance to ePrivacy Regulations and refreshing and embedding policies and privacy by design activities.


Ian has spoken on privacy and building sustainable information governance programmes at several events over the years. Ian also holds multiple certifications across privacy and IT Security; several are listed here:




ISO27001 Lead Auditor

M365 Fundamentals

Comptia Cloud Essentials

ISEBs certifications in Data Protection, Freedom of Information, and Information Security Management Principles. 


Contributions by Ian Goodwin

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • Member of CIPP/E Exam Development Board 2017 - 2019