Head of Parliament and Government Affairs
Information Commissioners Office (Confirmed)
Jonathan Bamford has a substantial knowledge of information rights regulation gained over 30 years of helping organisations understand and comply with their information rights law obligations. He has been with the UK's information rights regulator since the role was first established in 1985. He has performed a variety of compliance and policy roles over the years. His current leadership responsibilities include the ICO's engagement in key areas such as police, justice and surveillance, central government, political parties and civil society. He also focuses on strengthening the ICO's relationships with parliament and government. This includes coordinating the ICO's work on the Data Protection Bill. His policy development responsibilities include overseeing the ICO's activities aimed at developing future information rights law including the effects of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.