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My Head Spins – UK Gets Adequacy As Task Force Says GDPR Must Change

The EU Commission today (June 28, 2021) announced that the UK has been granted adequacy for data flows from Europe ...

50 Year Heritage of the FAIR and OPEN USE ACT

Permissible uses for personal data, a key component of the FAIR and OPEN USE ACT, were invented in the United ...

Time To Break the Privacy Legislative Paradigm – IAF Model Legislation

Federal privacy legislation in the United States is stuck.  There are many reasons for this, but the fact is that ...

AI and the Road to Expansive Impact Assessments

Assessments related to the complex use of data pertaining to people are about to expand significantly requiring new skills by ...

A Trusted Digital Ecosystem Requires Glass Breaking Legislative Change – IAF Summit Recap

The observational age that drives change in all avenues of human life requires data governance marked by an orderly transition ...

Enforcement: To Be Effective, One Needs to be Selective

Richard Thomas, when he was Information Commissioner of the United Kingdom, said: “To be effective as a regulator, one needs ...

In 2021, the Policy Currents will Blow Hard from Numerous Directions

By Martin Abrams | January 27, 2021 |

A generation ago privacy was much simpler.  By “a generation…

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Dynamic Data Security Should Be the Policy Default: Dynamic Data Obscurity Revisited

By Martin Abrams | January 11, 2021 |

The IAF used the phrase “Dynamic Data Obscurity” in 2015 when…

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The Movement Towards Demonstrable Accountability – Why It Matters

By Peter Cullen | December 14, 2020 |

First published in IAPP Daily Dashboard There is “accountability tension”…

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There Is Only One Opportunity for Initial Design of the First Data Protection Agency in the United States

By Martin Abrams | December 10, 2020 |

This blog reflects the views of Marty Abrams The style,…

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Multilateral Proportionality Requires Definition

By Martin Abrams | October 29, 2020 |

The stresses of 2020 have challenged the data protection community’s…

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How to Use AI ethically and responsibly? An Ohio State webinar series will provide some answers

By Dennis Hirsch, Faculty Director, Ohio State Program on Data and Governance | September 28, 2020 |

To succeed in a data-driven economy, companies must innovate with…

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Risk Based Should Be More Than A Cliché

By Martin Abrams | September 22, 2020 |

The IAF will hold a policy call October 14 on…

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Canada is the Right Place to Explore Next Generation Privacy Legislation

By Martin Abrams | September 9, 2020 |

Privacy law is less settled today than it was when…

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Muddling as a Data Protection Strategy

By Martin Abrams | August 19, 2020 |

Schrems II has led to muddling as the latest data…

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Data Protection Should Be Proportional to Other Individual Rights

By Martin Abrams | August 6, 2020 |

COVID-19 has been a grim reminder of how unfair the…

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