Author Archives: Nick Warren

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 control alone is not enough to assure the full range of fundamental rights in play as data is originated, processed, and decisions are made based on the processing of that data. The GDPR requires all the elements of accountability. This means organisations that use data governed by something other than consent must make a decisions based on right and wrong, and this takes us to ethics. This session, in very practical terms will begin the discussion of the ethics that are in play, how processing may be measured against those ethics, how the soundness of the process may be made visible to stakeholders, and how regulators might oversee.


  • Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom


  • Martin Abrams, Information Accountability Foundation


  • Peter Burgess, École Normale Supérieure
  • Gry Hasselbalch, & Medimocracy
  • Jane Horvath, Apple
  • Erik Konig, Philips

EDPG Update Call

To discuss a number pf accomplishments and next steps related to the EDPG project, IAF will hold a one-hour update call on the project’s work during 28 November. The EDPG project was created as a means to mitigate a business risk related to a growing focus on data use as an integral part of business… Continue Reading

IAF Background Material for Marrakech Side Event

The Information Accountability Foundation looks forward co-hosting with the Future of Privacy Forum a side event entitled “Technology, Challenges and Effective Governance”.  The session will be held at the 38th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference in Marrakech during 18 October. To provide a better understanding of issues and questions to be discussed during… Continue Reading

IAF Participates in OPC of Canada Stakeholder Meeting

On 6 October, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) convened a stakeholder meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a discussion that included OPC’s strategic privacy priorities for the next five years. In particular, the meeting was part of a dialog on consent and privacy that the OPC launched with the publication of… 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

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

IAF Submits Comments on Argentina Personal Data Protection Law

In early September, IAF contributed to the Argentine National Directorate of Data Protection’s request for comments on the Argentina Personal Data Protection Law. IAF’s comments were submitted along with three supporting documents. (See links below for material submitted.) IAF thanks Isabel Davara for her work in translating the Canadian OPC’s paper on consent as well… Continue Reading

IAF Holds Brainstorming Event on Ethics, Created Data, AI and Accountability

On 13 September, IAF held its Annual Brainstorming Meeting. HP Inc. hosted the event. This year’s sessions focused on ethics and data protection, created data and accountability, and artificial intelligence and governance. Below are documents related to the meeting and photos of the event. Meeting Documents Brainstorming Session Agenda Session Attendee List Background Reading IAF… Continue Reading

Crosley: Make Privacy Great Again

On August 18, 2016, IAPP Privacy Perspectives published an article by IAF Senior Strategist Stan Crosley. The article has been reposted in its entirety below. Crosley: Make Privacy Great Again Presidential campaigns. The Olympics. Game of Thrones. I’ve been reading and viewing a lot lately: newspapers (it is Indiana, we still have paper), documentaries, blogs,… Continue Reading