Category Archives: Holistic Governance Policy Model

2016 State of the Foundation Call

Please join us for the 2016 State of the Foundation Call to be held on Wednesday, 9 March, at 1 pm, ET. The call will briefly review IAF accomplishments over the last 12 months. The remaining time will be used to discuss IAF goals, research, and events during 2016 and beyond.

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Data Management Ethics in an Observational World

Data ethics is more than data minimisation and purpose limitation. If it was not more, big data governance would be easy. But it is not easy. Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, heightened the big data governance debate last Friday, 11 September, when he issued opinion 4/2015, “Towards a new digital ethics.” In the paper,… Continue Reading

IAF Will Hold Event at 37th International Privacy Conference

The Information Accountability Foundation will host a side event entitled “Data Stewardship for a 21st Century Data-Driven World: Ethical Big Data Assessment, Holistic Governance Beyond Big Data and Enforcement Models” at the 37th International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference. The discussion will be held on 29 October during 16:00 – 18:00. Following the meeting,… Continue Reading

The Complexity of Information Flows

I recently spoke at two events in Hong Kong: the International Big Data Conference, sponsored by the Privacy Commissionaire of Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) conference. There were two observations from the overall dialogue of these events. One is the “evolving realization of reality”. What I mean by this is that… Continue Reading

Legitimacy and Big Data Governance in Canada

The IAF Big Data Ethics Initiative and Legitimate Interests Project held a workshop in Toronto on the 2nd of April to discuss big data governance in a Canadian context that provided new project insights, and reinforced others. The Foundation thanks Symcor Inc. for sponsoring the session and thanks Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt LLP for hosting… Continue Reading

IAF to Hold Governance and Policy Workshop During 18-19 May (Sponsor-Only Event)

IAF’s Holistic Governance Policy Model Project will hold its first workshop on 18-19 May in Washington, DC. The event will convene project supporters from across industries to initiate the development of a workable, outcome-focused framework for information governance that will ultimately be presented to policy makers, regulators, civil society and industry. An important focus of… Continue Reading

IAF Hosts Teleconference on European Mandates

On 17 February, IAF held a policy call to discuss regulatory developments in Europe, their impact beyond Europe, and what these mean for The Foundation’s research and events. Key issues covered included the stated mandate for the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). In addition, IAF staff provided a summary of activities for various IAF… Continue Reading

Peter Cullen to Explore Information Accountability 2.0 at Foundation

TUESDAY, 13 JANUARY 2015 – The Information Accountability Foundation and Peter Cullen announce an affiliation between the parties to launch a new initiative that will expand the work the Foundation is doing on Information Accountability 2.0. Cullen will serve as Executive Strategist for Policy Innovation and will lead the Foundation’s work in developing a Holistic… Continue Reading