Simon McDougall

Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation


About Simon

Simon took up the position of Executive Director at the Information Commissioner’s Office in October 2018. A member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading the work of the Technology Policy and Innovation Directorate. He ensures delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity. Simon’s work includes helping the ICO identify, understand and address emerging technologies with privacy implications, supporting the ICO’s innovation agenda, and making the ICO itself more ‘tech savvy’. Prior to this appointment, Simon led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK. Simon is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and a long time ago read English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.

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