Gov.uk reports that British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has been confirmed by the U.K. government as the preferred candidate for the next U.K. Information Commissioner, replacing current Commissioner Christopher Graham. The confirmation is subject to a pre-scrutiny hearing by the U.K.’s Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and a final approval from the queen. Culture, Media and Sport Secretary of State John Whittingdale said, “I am delighted to put forward Elizabeth Denham as the U.K.’s next Information Commissioner. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having been British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner for the past six years.” Denham said she is “honoured” to be nominated and that she looks “forward to contributing to this work.” Editor’s Note: Denham will keynote the IAPP Privacy Symposium in Toronto, this May.
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