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Martin Abrams’ Remarks — 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

My thanks to the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners and to our colleagues at the Hong Kong Commission for this opportunity to discuss data ethics. I would also like to dedicate this session to Joe Alhadeff who recently passed after a long battle with cancer. Joe was a wise friend to us… Continue Reading

Martin Abrams Gives Presentation at the 7th Annual CPDP Conference

On January 23rd, the Foundation’s Executive Director Martin Abrams gave a presentation entitled “Accountability, Trust, and Verification” at the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels. The presentation, part of a business and policy panel entitled “Demonstrating Accountability – Trust but Self-Verify?”, examined key elements of data accountability and what it means… Continue Reading

Martin Abrams Takes Helm at Information Accountability Foundation

The Board of the Information Accountability Foundation is pleased to announce that Martin Abrams has joined the organization as its first Executive Director and Chief Strategist. Abrams was formerly President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, and Vice President Information Policy at Experian. The Information Accountability Foundation is a non-profit charitable institution that institutionalizes… Continue Reading

Abrams Moderates Panel at ICDPPC Open Session – 19 October 2016

Adequacy, Localization and Cultural Determinism Open Session Panel Discussion DATE: 19 October 2016 TIME: 11.30 to 13.00 LOCATION: Atlas Room, Conference Center of the Palmeraie Golf Palace EVENT: 38th International Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners Conference ADMISSION: The discussion is open to all conference attendees. Are adequacy, localization and cultural determinism efficient measures to strengthen/adapt… Continue Reading

Abrams to Speak at Data Protection Seminar in Brazil on 9 April

IAF’s Martin Abrams has been invited to be the keynote speaker at a seminar on compliance privacy and personal data protection during 9 April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event will cover Brazil’s proposed data protection law (Marco Civil). To read Marty’s related paper, click here for the English version. For the version of the… Continue Reading

Abrams Article on Brazilian Data Protection Legislation

In Fall 2014, the Foundation’s Martin Abrams authored an article entitled “The Marco Civil and Beyond: Privacy Governance for the Future” for a book to be published in Brazil. The Brazilian government is actively looking for input as it considers comprehensive data protection legislation. With a delay in book publication, the Foundation has chosen to… Continue Reading

IAF Panel: Ethics, Observational Platforms, Mathematics, and Fundamental Rights

IAF will organize and moderate a discussion panel during the CPDP 2017 Conference. The panel will take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 during 17:15-18:15 in Belgium at the Halles de Schaerbeek. For additional information about the event, please contact us at Ethics, Observational Platforms, Mathematics, and Fundamental Rights The GDPR recognizes that individual… Continue Reading

IAF/FPF Side Event at ICDPPC – 18 October 2016

Technology, Challenges and Effective Governance Side Event, Co-Hosted by Future of Privacy Forum and IAF DATE: 18 October 2016 TIME: 14.15 to 16.15 LOCATION: Roseraie Room, Conference Center of the Palmeraie Golf Palace EVENT: 38th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference ADMISSION: To register for this event, contact us at, or RSVP via… Continue Reading

OPC of Canada Announces Funding for IAF Big Data Ethics Project

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has announced that the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) is the recipient of one of the OPC’s Contributions Program’s grants. (Link to announcement.) Awarded to advance the OPC’s privacy priorities, the grant will be used by IAF to help fund the Big Data Ethics Initiative: Assessment for… Continue Reading