New ICO named
Pending House of Commons approval, Christopher Graham will become the UK's next information commissioner. Graham will replace Richard Thomas when he retires in June. Currently, Graham is director general of the Advertising Standards Authority, a position he has held for nine years. "The information commissioner is so much at the centre of debates on information security, privacy, better government and the right to know," Graham told the Guardian, "I am keen to take on this new challenge."