James Dipple-Johnstone


U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office

Deputy Commissioner, Operations

James joined the ICO’s office in 2017 from the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), where he had been Director of Investigation and Supervision leading their teams assessing and investigating reports of professional misconduct, money laundering, cybercrime and fraud involving solicitors and law firms. James’s background is in regulatory investigation, appeals and complaints handling.   He has held posts as Commissioner for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Director of Investigation for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and in NHS regulators.  



Contributions by James Dipple-Johnstone

  • GDPR 18 Months on: Insights on Enforcement and Compliance for Non-EU Agencies
    Speaker at IAPP ANZ Summit 2019
  • International Response to Global Privacy Alarm: Facebook/Cambridge Analytica/AIQ
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Enforcing the GDPR—DPA Roundtable
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018