Research Projects

Americas Interest Group
This interest group has several key goals, which include monitoring policy/regulatory developments in Latin America and Canada as well as collaborating with enforcement agencies in the region on secondary regulations and policy guidance. See more…

Asia Discussion Group
The Asia initiative is focused on concepts that will further interoperability, through encouraging dialogue on balancing processes for legitimate interests, informing the policy processes on viable governance mechanisms, and mechanisms for the free flow of data to and from Asia. See more…

Big Data Ethics Initiative
This initiative works on developing internal mechanisms that organisations can use to assess big data projects ethically and an oversight system in which regulators can have confidence. See more…

Comprehensive Data Impact Assessment Master Project
The Master Project convenes research to address the heightened global demand to define and implement balanced assessments for a variety of current and emerging regulatory needs. See more…

Dynamic Data Obscurity
The project works to restore concepts of confidentiality to data processing and to encourage the development of new obscuring technologies as a means to enhance information protection and use. See more…

Effective Data Protection Governance Project
The project develops workable, outcome-focused frameworks to bring to policy makers, regulators, and industry to provide guidance on how to support values-based public policy and how this policy could be implemented. See more…

Ethical Assessment Canadian Demonstration Project
IAF has devised a project to customize an assessment process for “thinking with data” in Canada. See more…

Europe’s Transition to New Regulation
The program researches mechanisms for big data governance and enforcement, balancing processes for legitimate interests, effectively balancing interests, and discussions or innovative processes under a new regulation in Europe. See more…

Information Accountability 2.0
The initiative develops the practical application and evolution of the “Essential Elements of Accountability” to data governance mechanisms as the creation, flow, and use of data evolves in a 21st century world. See more…

U.S. Emerging Governance Issues
The program will examine the application of all of the Foundation’s work and values to data governance and the observational marketplace in the United States. See more…