Richard Syers

Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Richard is a Senior Policy Officer within the Policy & Engagement Department of the Information Commissioner’s Office. Richard has responsibility for helping manage the ICO’s strategic relationships with industry stakeholders in order to uphold information rights in the public interest and promote data privacy for individuals. Richard is particularly interested in the data protection challenges faced by the regulated financial services sector.

Richard has wide experience in frontline information rights regulation, having held positions across the ICO in enforcement, customer contact and notification. This experience has informed his understanding of the problems individuals and businesses face when complying with data protection law.

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