Achieving Better Public Policy and Responsible Corporate Data Stewardship Team With a Century of Expertise Advancing Knowledge, Concepts, Dialog and Education

A Non-Profit That Works With all Stakeholders

Better Public and Private Policy in an Observational Age A Century of Expertise

Knowledge, Concepts, Dialog and Education
We are a non-profit that works with all stakeholders

Collaborative Policy Development, Data Protection for the Next Generation

The IAF Is Thinking About the Tough Issues Where People’s Various Interests Must Be Weighted

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Data that pertains to people must be used to create real value for individuals, groups of individuals, society, and business. Yet all personal data use creates privacy risk for people. The Information Accountability Foundation is the preeminent global information policy think tank that creates scholarship and education on the policies and processes necessary to use data wisely in a manner that serves people. The IAF goal, through active consultations and research, is to achieve effective information governance systems to facilitate information-driven innovation respectful of people’s fundamental right to fair processing. The IAF meets its goal by working with regulatory agencies, policymakers, advocacy organizations, and businesses to achieve solutions that meet the full range of fundamental rights.

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The IAF Is Thinking About the Tough Issues Where People’s Various Interests Must Be Weighted

Data that pertains to people must be used to create real value for individuals, groups of individuals, society, and business. Yet all personal data use creates privacy risk for people. The Information Accountability Foundation is the preeminent global information policy think tank that creates scholarship and education on the policies and processes necessary to use data wisely in a manner that serves people. The IAF goal, through active consultations and research, is to achieve effective information governance systems to facilitate information-driven innovation respectful of people’s fundamental right to fair processing. The IAF meets its goal by working with regulatory agencies, policymakers, advocacy organizations, and businesses to achieve solutions that meet the full range of fundamental rights.

Key IAF Current Initiatives

The IAF is persistent in looking towards the future for information policy substance necessary to meet societal needs. Here, you will find three major strategic areas we are working on today. All IAF projects have a beginning, but almost none have an end. We frequently refine and enhance our work to meet relevant shifting issues and opportunities. Our current emphasis is on the strategic initiatives described below. They will evolve, based on where we see the need for more emphasis to meet the IAF mission.

Key IAF Current Initiatives

The IAF is persistent in looking towards the future for information policy substance necessary to meet societal needs. Here, you will find three major strategic areas we are working on today. All IAF projects have a beginning, but almost none have an end. We frequently refine and enhance our work to meet relevant shifting issues and opportunities. Our current emphasis is on the strategic initiatives described below. They will evolve, based on where we see the need for more emphasis to meet the IAF mission.

Model Data Protection Law Fit for 2030

The IAF is working with stakeholders in all jurisdictions to develop fair processing law that facilitates data-driven innovation. That work includes the IAF Model Legislation for the United States, as well as our work with policymakers in other countries, and at international institutions such as the OECD and APEC.

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Model Data Protection Law Fit for 2030

The IAF is working with stakeholders in all jurisdictions to develop fair processing law that facilitates data-driven innovation. That work includes the IAF Model Legislation for the United States, as well as our work with policymakers in other countries, and at international institutions such as the OECD and APEC.

Safe Pathways for Using Data to Create New Knowledge

Innovation is increasingly driven by new insights that come with the processing of data pertaining to people. Since 2013, the IAF has conducted research and education to create and institutionalize concepts and processes that underpin confidence that thinking with data is done in a fair and safe fashion. Thinking with data and discovery through data-driven research is the future for almost all institutions, from fighting disease to making markets fairer. The IAF work on assessment processes and how they may be overseen is part of this initiative

Safe and Proportional Persuasive Communications

For the past generation, advertising for products and ideas have been increasingly driven by the observation that most people do not understand, which then drives analytics that are increasingly complex. People are questioning whether those using data to target communications are even considering the full range of personal interests. The IAF, as an independent think tank, is exploring all facets of how persuasive communications may be made trustworthy, starting with guidance for profiling for market segmentation.