Information Commissioner to launch Minster lecture series

Halifax Minster
Halifax Minster

A talk on issues of Freedom of Information will be the first subject of a new lecture series at Halifax Minster.

The event takes place on Thursday, July 9, when the guest speaker will be Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The role of Information Commissioner is appointed by the Queen and has independent status, reporting directly to Parliament with a range of responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998 and related laws.

Christopher became Information Commissioner in June 2009. He began his career at the BBC as a radio and television journalist. He has also held the positions of Director General of the Advertising Standards Agency, Chairman of the European Advertising Standards Alliance and Secretary of the BBC.