An Educational Blog About Information Accountability

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 ...

Avoid the Well-Worn Groove to Make Privacy Governance Better

Writing privacy legislation that is fit for its intended purpose is not easy.  Just using the term “privacy legislation” can ...

Lesson from the North: The Expectations for Federal Privacy Legislation Will Overwhelm the Process

Are the goals of a comprehensive U.S. privacy bill to cure the ills of surveillance capitalism?  Algorithmic discrimination?  Labor displacement ...

Barb Lawler Joins IAF as COO

The Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) is pleased to announce that it is adding to its leadership.  Barb Lawler is joining ...

Schrems II and HR Data

The balancing of rights and freedoms is one of the great innovations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...

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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Time for a Global Treaty

By Martin Abrams | July 22, 2020 |

“What a revoltin’ development this is!”  This exclamation is from the 1950’s…

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Privacy Challenges of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises

By Martin Abrams | June 22, 2020 |

The IAF has focused on accountability that achieves fair processing…

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Privacy Law Must Focus on Consequential Harm

By Martin Abrams | June 2, 2020 |

There is general agreement that privacy analysis and enforcement should…

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Transparency Needs a Makeover

By Peter Cullen | May 5, 2020 |

It seems ironic to be using the term “makeover” in…

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