Simon McDougall joined the ICO in October 2018 as a member of the Executive Team. Mr McDougall is responsible for leading the work of the Regulatory Innovation and Technology Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity.
His 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, Mr McDougall led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously also led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK.
Mr McDougall is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and has read English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford.
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