James Moss is currently Acting General Counsel for the UK Information Commissioners Office, having been appointed as Director of Legal Services for Regulatory Enforcement in January 2019. He is responsible for overseeing all the legal work of the ICO and providing legal advice to the Commissioner, executive team and management board.
He first joined the ICO on secondment from his previous role as a specialist regulatory lawyer with DLA Piper’s Manchester office to lead the legal aspects of ‘Operation Cederberg’, the Commissioner’s investigation into data analytics for political purposes which included Cambridge Analytica and the SCL Group of companies.
Prior to joining the ICO James worked at DLA Piper for ten years dealing with all aspects of regulatory law, including investigations and prosecutions involving money laundering, carousel and boiler room fraud, export control and sanctions issues, proceeds of crime and confiscation and Anti-Bribery & corruption. Whilst the majority of his practice was spent advising and defending individuals and corporate bodies he also prosecuted environmental offences on behalf of a regulatory body.