Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner

Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, was appointed in September  2014. 

Responsible  for  upholding  the  rights  of  individuals regarding  how  data  about  them  is  used,  the role, among other things, requires  regulation  of  a large number of US internet multinationals with European  bases  in Ireland.

Previously Irish Registrar of Companies, Helen has  also  held  senior  roles  in  the  Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  working  on  economic migration policy, science, technology and innovation  policy.  She  spent the first ten years of her career in the IT industry. 

She  holds  postgraduate qualifications in European Economic and Public  Affairs,  Governance,  Computer  Science,  Official  Statistics for Policy  Evaluation,  and  Judicial  Skills  and  Decision  Making.  She was delighted  when  she was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2014.