Simon McDougall

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U.K. Information Commissioner's Office

Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation

Simon took up the position of Executive Director in October 2018. A member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading the work of the Technology Policy and Innovation Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity. 

His work includes helping the ICO identify, understand and address emerging technologies with privacy implications, supporting the ICO’s innovation agenda, and making the ICO itself more ‘tech savvy’.

Prior to this appointment, Simon led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK.  

Simon is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and a long time ago read English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.

 

Contributions by Simon McDougall

  • Carrot? Stick? Or Sandbox? How to Regulate in the 21st Century
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Constructive Engagement vs. Enforcement: Initial DPA Experiences Under the GDPR
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • The Role of Data Review Boards in Data Protection
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Innovative and Regulatory Oversight
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Ethics, Data Protection and the Future of Civilisation
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • The Future of ‘Privacy as the New Normal’: What Will It Look Like?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Privacy in APAC: Views from Privacy Professionals
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018
  • Big Ideas & Buzzwords—What Does Data Ethics Mean for the Privacy Professional?
    Moderator at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • The Only Thing That's Changed Is Everything: Did Snowden Make a Difference?
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016
  • The Great Big Idea You Need to Know
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016
  • Mission Impossible: Complying with Banking Secrecy, Privacy and AML Obligations
    Moderator at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • Only the Young: Young People's Attitudes Toward Data Privacy?Straight from the Source
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2015
  • EU and US Data Sharing- Can Tensions Be Resolved?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014
  • Make Sure You?re at the Table?Managing Privacy in Rapidly Changing and Agile Environments
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2014
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive 2012
  • Speaker at Privacy Academy 2013
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive 2013