IAF Thursday Chat

Thursday is the first night of Hanukkah. So to celebrate, we will hold the IAF Thursday chat, the last chat of this year.  There will be a policy call the following Thursday; the topic is the wish list for a new agency in California.  So what are we thinking about?  The continuing impact of Schrems II,…

IAF Policy Call

Effective Privacy Agencies Make a Difference --- What Can We Do to Make the California Consumer Privacy Protection Agency a Facilitator of Fair and Respectful Digital Markets?   Come the New Year California will take steps to create the first dedicated data protection agency in the U.S.  It will regulate the creation and use digital related…

IAF Thursday Chat

Welcome to 2021 and welcome to the 2021 edition of the Thursday Chat.  This will be a most challenging year as organizations push the value of data and as public policy reacts more and more to data breaches and to a sense we are over observed.  So what is on your mind?

IAF Thursday Chat

Last week I had the pleasure of participating virtually in the Reboot “Victoria Privacy and Security Conference” on the legislative panel.  The panel featured a push and pull between the legacy of existing law and the need to govern the current information age in a different way.  I was almost expecting the fiddler to jump on the roof and…

IAF Thursday Chat

Virginia has joined the 2020-2021 privacy law parade with enactment of the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA).  The CDPA has been sent to the Governor for signature who has previously expressed support for the CDPA and is expected to sign it into law. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of reading privacy bills. …

IAF Thursday Chat

Virginia marks another data point in the states' answer to federal privacy legislation that seems further and further from enactment.  The same hold up might be said to exist for federal legislation in Canada.  At the international level, the final version of Schrems II still is outstanding, and the IAF has released its paper on HR data and balancing fundamental…

IAF Thursday Chat

This Thursday is the bi-weekly Thursday chat.  Last Friday I read a blog offthewedge that has haunted me since.  The current blog contains a review of Julie Cohen’s new article on “How (Not) to Write a Privacy Law.”  For thirty years, I have been seeking sensible governance that permits new knowledge creation in a respectful manner.   Yet there is a growing…

IAF Virtual Policy Summit

IAF Policy Summit:  Mapping a Pathway for Functional Accountability through the Data Protection Chaos April 13 - 15, 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Register Once for All Three Days – Attend What You Can   Data protection 2021 requires privacy professionals to have focus in an environment where focus is near impossible.  For example, today’s…

IAF Virtual Policy Summit

IAF Policy Summit:  Mapping a Pathway for Functional Accountability through the Data Protection Chaos April 13 - 15, 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Register Once for All Three Days – Attend What You Can   Data protection 2021 requires privacy professionals to have focus in an environment where focus is near impossible.  For example, today’s…

IAF Virtual Policy Summit

IAF Policy Summit:  Mapping a Pathway for Functional Accountability through the Data Protection Chaos April 13 - 15, 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Register Once for All Three Days – Attend What You Can   Data protection 2021 requires privacy professionals to have focus in an environment where focus is near impossible.  For example, today’s…