Elizabeth Denham CBE


Former Information Commissioner, UK

Elizabeth Denham CBE, joined Baker McKenzie as International Consultant, Data and Tech in 2022. She has over 15 years' experience as a data protection regulator in four jurisdictions. She was most recently the Information Commissioner for the UK (2016-2021) . During her tenure in the UK she 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. She is recognized as a leader in enabling responsible data use by government and the commercial sector, and for implementing the GDPR into UK 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. Elizabeth was honoured in the Queen's 2019 Honours list a CBE for services to protecting personal privacy of UK citizens.


Contributions by Elizabeth Denham CBE

  • Fun and Games: What Does Privacy Have To Do With It?
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • Closing General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • North Winds Do Blow: Privacy Reform Outside the EU
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • Enabling Research in the Context of Data Privacy Laws
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2023
  • Remembering David Flaherty
    The Privacy Advisor
  • Data protection trends in children’s online gaming
    Privacy Perspectives
  • The Future of Privacy Regulation
    Speaker at Virtual Vancouver and Victoria KnowledgeNet: January 20, 2022
  • Member of Board of Directors 2022 - 2026
  • Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture: Privacy and Zambonis in the Age of COVID-19
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2020 - Cancelled
  • Fireside Privacy Chat with the UK’s ICO: featuring Commissioner Denham & Executive Director Simon McDougall
    Speaker at San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley KnowledgeNet: February 11, 2020
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018