In a completely unsurprising move Christopher Graham has been reappointed as the Information Commissioner for a further two years.
As head of the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) Graham is responsible for overseeing Freedom of Information and Data Protection laws in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
He started in his current role as Information Commissioner in June 2009 and was on a five year contract. Previously he was a director of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.
The new contract will see him in the role for a further two years from June 29th this year.
A government statement reads:
Her Majesty the Queen has approved the re-appointment of Christopher Graham as the Information Commissioner for a period of two years commencing 29 June 2014.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said:
“I am delighted to have been asked to stay on as Commissioner at this key moment for information rights. I don’t underestimate the challenge of leading the ICO at this time. Like any public body we’re having to do more for less. But unlike any other public body that I know, it falls to the ICO to champion both the right to privacy and the right to know for citizens and consumers – here in the UK, in Europe, and internationally. It’s a big responsibility and the next phase certainly won’t be dull.”