Elizabeth Denham CBE


Information Accountability Foundation

Chief Strategist

Elizabeth Denham CBE joined the Information Accountability Foundation as chief strategist in 2023. She also serves as an international consultant to Baker Mckenzie, a position she has held since 2022, and as a trustee on the board of 5Rights, a non-profit focused on children's online privacy and safety. Denham has over 15 years' experience as a data protection regulator in four jurisdictions. She was most recently the information commissioner for the U.K., from 2016-2021. During her tenure in the U.K., Denham also chaired the Global Privacy Assembly, which brings together more than 130 data protection authorities around the world — the premier global forum for data protection. Denham is recognized as a leader in enabling responsible data use by government and the commercial sector, and for implementing the GDPR into U.K. law. She tackled some of the most complex issues facing the digital economy, including the use of data in political campaigns, the use of live facial recognition technologies in the commercial and police sectors, and the transparent and fair use of analytics and AI. She is passionate about the protection of children online, ethical and accountable use of health data, and supporting companies to embed data protection and security into their services and offerings. Denham was honored in the Queen's 2019 Honours list a CBE for services to protecting personal privacy of U.K. citizens.


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