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AI Impact Assessments Are Necessary and Additive to Existing Business Processes

A paradox exists due to the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technology.  The adoption of AI by more ...

UK Alters the Trajectory for Global Data Protection Objectives

The UK Government’s consultation, “Data:  A New Direction” (“Consultation”), reframes the objectives for data protection in a manner not suggested ...

Does the Conduct of Observation Merit Dedicated Legislation?

Do pervasive watching and recording cause risks to individuals and society that justify new legislation specific to this risk?   Digital ...

When Data Protection Is Not About Data Protection

Data protection law is not always about data protection or privacy; sometimes it is just about power.  Last week I ...

Summary of IAF Comments on Proposed EU AI Regulation

Using AI to enable the creation of  better insights and for better predictive capabilities a is a clear objective of ...

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 ...

Enforcement: To Be Effective, One Needs to be Selective

By Martin Abrams | April 7, 2021 |

Richard Thomas, when he was Information Commissioner of the United…

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Avoid the Well-Worn Groove to Make Privacy Governance Better

By Martin Abrams | April 1, 2021 |

Writing privacy legislation that is fit for its intended purpose…

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

By Lynn Goldstein and Marty Abrams | March 30, 2021 |

Are the goals of a comprehensive U.S. privacy bill to…

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Barb Lawler Joins IAF as COO

By Martin Abrams | March 22, 2021 |

The Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) is pleased to announce that…

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Schrems II and HR Data

By Martin Abrams | March 10, 2021 |

The balancing of rights and freedoms is one of the…

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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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