David Smith

Deputy Commissioner
Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

David Smith is the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for the Data Protection supervisory functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. 

As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the Information Commissioner’s Office, David has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders.  He is a member of both the Commissioner’s Management Board and Executive Team.

The international aspects of David’s work involve him in representing the UK on the Article 29 Working Party of European Supervisory Authorities set up under the Data Protection Directive.  In addition he was the Chairman of the data protection supervisory body for Europol from October 2006 to October 2009.

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