Information Commissioner's Office

Continent: Europe
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Jurisdiction: Federal
Year established: 1984
Number of staff: 856
Head of authority: John Edwards
Mr. Edwards was educated in New Plymouth, New Zealand and achieved a Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Public Policy at the University of Wellington.
He worked as a solicitor and barrister for more than 14 years, including time as a policy adviser to the New Zealand Prime Minister and Cabinet around Freedom of Information. From February 2014 to December 2021 he was New Zealand Privacy Commissioner.
Relevant laws
List of legislation we cover:
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015
  • INSPIRE regulations 2009
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • UK General Data Protection Regulations 
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • UK eIDAS Regulation  
  • NIS Regulations 2018
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Contact details:
Address: Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 
Website:  www.ico.org.uk
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