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Information Commissioner to speak at Anniversary Conference

Posted on: August 7, 2019 by Mariella Brown

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the UK is the latest speaker to be confirmed for this year’s Society of Editors (SoE) Conference to be staged in London in November.

The 20th Anniversary event, held at Stationers’ Hall, will mark two decades of the Society’s campaigning work on behalf of media freedom as well as looking at present day challenges and the future for the industry.

The Information Commissioner joins a strong list of speakers supporting the conference, including the editors of The Mail on Sunday (Ted Verity), The Daily Mirror (Alison Phillips) and The Daily Telegraph (Chris Evans).

Society of Editors’ executive director Ian Murray said: “Over the past two decades the Society of Editors’ annual conference has proved itself to be the litmus test of the state of the industry.

“I’m delighted that once again we have assembled a tremendous line-up of speakers who will provide invaluable insights into what the future holds for the media here in the UK.”

The SoE Conference takes place on November 12, 2019. The day’s conference will be followed by a gala dinner to celebrate the SoE’s 20th anniversary.

For more details and to secure places at the conference, click here.

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham became the UK’s Information Commissioner in 2016. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s regulator for data protection and information rights. It enforces the law, both civil and criminal, against organisations that have violated data protection rules. The ICO provides guidance on and regulates key laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Elizabeth brings an international dimension to the role with her previous work as Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and Canada and Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Elizabeth was appointed chair of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in 2018 which seeks to provide international leadership in data protection and privacy as the premier global forum for data protection authorities.

In the 2019 New Year’s Honours list Elizabeth was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to protecting information. She was also named as the most influential person in data driven business in the 2018 DataIQ 100 list.

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