Peter joined the ICO as Senior Technology Officer in 2015, working as part of team of specialists responsible for the development and delivery of technical and information security expertise at the ICO. He moved to the position of Group Manager (Technology Policy) as the ICO’s technology function expanded.
The Technology Policy Department monitors and researches the technology environment for developments that may impact on information rights. It provides technical advice and guidance to the ICO on new technologies and the technical aspects of data breach investigations and complaints received. The department also produces specialist guidance for UK organisations and contributes to ICO’s work at European level through the Article 29 Working Party.
Prior to joining the ICO, Peter was responsible for information technology and network security at a specialist consultancy. As part of this role he developed and implemented the company’s information security and data protection policies.