Elizabeth France

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Elizabeth France CBE (born 1 February 1950)[1] is the previous chair of the Office for Legal Complaints.[2] She was appointed in February 2009 and was chair until 2014 when Steve Green became the Chair.[3] From 1994 to 2002 she was the Data Protection Registrar / Information Commissioner[4] and from 2002 to 2009 Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive of Ombudsman Services Ltd.[5]

Elizabeth France is also chair of the UK Public Affairs Council, a member of the British Transport Police Authority,[6] vice president of Aberystwyth University[7] and a member of the General Assembly of Manchester University.

Elizabeth France is also chair of the Security Industry Authority, a role she took up in January 2014.[8]

Career[edit]

Elizabeth read politics at Aberystwyth (1968- 1971). Prior to her appointment (1994) as Data Protection Registrar, she worked in the Home Office.[9] She was awarded CBE in 2002 for services to data protection. She holds honorary doctorate degrees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekend Birthdays". The Guardian. London: Guardian News & Media: 46. 1 Feb 2014. 
  2. ^ "Legal Ombudsman - Our board". Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/news_publications/press_releases/2013/2013_12_02_olc_new_chair_final.pdf
  4. ^ "History of the ICO". Information Commissioner's Office. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Safety and Security in a Networked World: Balancing Cyber-Rights * Responsibilities". Oxford Internet Institute. 8 September 2005. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Elizabeth France". British Transport Police. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  7. ^ "Biographies of Council Members". Aberystwyth University. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  8. ^ website of Security Industry Authority http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  9. ^ website of Security Industry Authority http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk Retrieved 22 April 2014.