October 24th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh


Maureen H Falconer

Regional Manager, Scotland, Information Commissioner’s Office

Maureen Falconer joined the ICO in 2007, and is currently Regional Manager for the ICO’s Scotland Office. Maureen works with a variety of organisations, providing awareness-raising events, advice and guidance in all things data protection. Maureen sits on various development/steering groups, providing advice and guidance at the early stages of various public sector initiatives.

As well as the day-to-day management of the office, Maureen’s external remit includes the NHS, Local Government, Education and Social Work.

Prior to joining the ICO, Maureen worked in the Scottish Parliament as parliamentary researcher for Dennis Canavan MSP until his retirement in 2007. Coming from an academic background, Maureen lectured and researched in public administration with specific interests in education and health.

David Freeland

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

David joined the ICO in 2013 as a Senior Policy Officer in the ICO’s Scotland team. He engages primarily with information governance professionals across Scotland to increase awareness of data protection law, encouraging a privacy-by-design approach to both policy development and working practices. This work includes responding to specific enquiries from stakeholders, developing ICO responses to new legislation in Scotland, organising and delivering workshops and presentations, and representing the ICO in sector-based forums.