The preeminent think tank whose mission focuses on
accountability and data governance

independent | non-profit | forward-looking
research and education
risk and governance frameworks

  • We believe that to be trusted, organizations must be responsible and answerable, and be prepared to demonstrate their accountability.
  • We believe it’s critical that accountable organizations are able to think with data and pursue knowledge discovery and creation in order to engage in a trusted global digital ecosystem.
  • We believe that frameworks based on risk assessment and data governance enable beneficial, data-driven innovation while protecting individuals and society from the potential harms that may arise from data processing in the digital age.

Current IAF Research Concentrations

Defining Demonstrable Accountability for 2025 and beyond

Applied regulation as it relates to new legislation and rule making

Global flows of data and extending demonstrable accountability