Francis’s clients value his invaluable perspectives on difficult business challenges.
Francis Aldhouse is a consultant, specialising in information law and policy.
Francis joined us on his retirement as the United Kingdom Deputy Information Commissioner. He had directed the registration, administration, complaints, publicity, investigations and strategic policy functions for the Commissioner. He was noted for leading the teams which developed policy guidance on data protection issues particularly at European and international levels.
He joined the Office of the Data Protection Registrar, as it then was, in mid-March 1985 from Surrey County Council, where he had been an Assistant County Clerk.
Francis graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and, in addition to being a solicitor, holds an MSc in Management Studies. In 2006, Francis was awarded a CBE in recognition of the work he has done over the last 21 years and the contribution he has made, both domestically and internationally as an expert on data protection.