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Steve Wood

Head of Policy Delivery
Information Commissioner’s Office

Steve Wood is Head of the ICO’s Policy Delivery department.  In his current role he is responsible for overseeing policy lines, advice and guidance related to Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.  This includes sign-off responsibility for key FOI decision notices and overall responsibility for the ICO’s input into legal proceedings following an appeal against an ICO decision notice. Previously he was Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for FOI Policy at the ICO.  Before joining the ICO Steve was a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at Liverpool John Moores University, during this time he also set up and ran the FOI Blog and the journal ‘Open Government: a journal on freedom of information’.