An Educational Blog About Information Accountability

Who Is Paying the Policy Debt?

Everyone! There is a technology concept called the “tech debt.”  It accumulates over time when software development applies the easy ...

A Principled Approach to Data Protection Risk Balancing

Data is necessary for information, and information is necessary for knowledge.  Knowledge can be used to advance as well as ...

Time for an Unfairness Rule on Fair Information Processing

The IAF has submitted its comments on the FTC Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Surveillance Capitalism and Security ...

Let’s Return Risk to the Risk Based Approach

Professor Lokke Moerel is right.  The European data protection commissioners have done their best to use cases, guidance, and opinions ...

Location Data and Evidence for the FTC ANPR

I was well into writing a blog related to the Federal Trade Commission’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on ...

Assessing the ADPPA for Improvements that Would Not Impact Basic Design

The views expressed are Martin Abrams’ and shared by other members of the IAF team.  They do not necessarily reflect ...

A Data Protection Bill with an Entirely Different Tone

By Martin Abrams | May 11, 2022 | Comments Off on A Data Protection Bill with an Entirely Different Tone

The Queen’s speech, which was delivered by Prince Charles on…

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IAF Testifies on Pre-Rulemaking for California Privacy Rights Act

By Barb Lawler and Martin Abrams | May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on IAF Testifies on Pre-Rulemaking for California Privacy Rights Act

California set in motion a major milestone by creating a…

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There are Many Reasons to Worry About Data Transfers, but the Austrian DPA Second Google Analytics Decision Should not be one of Them

By Lynn Goldstein | May 4, 2022 | Comments Off on There are Many Reasons to Worry About Data Transfers, but the Austrian DPA Second Google Analytics Decision Should not be one of Them

noyb’s posting that the “risk-based approach” to data transfers has…

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The Shape Shifting Nature of Privacy Risk Management

By Martin Abrams | April 6, 2022 | Comments Off on The Shape Shifting Nature of Privacy Risk Management

For the past decade, the privacy ecosystem, company CPOs, policymakers,…

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The Right to Data Sharing for Security is a Fundamental Human Right

By Information Accountability | March 10, 2022 | Comments Off on The Right to Data Sharing for Security is a Fundamental Human Right

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine reinforces the fact we live…

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We Honor our Colleagues on International Women’s Day

By pwsadmin | March 8, 2022 | Comments Off on We Honor our Colleagues on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and we want to recognize…

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Verified Governance is Coming Like a Runaway Freight Train

By Martin Abrams | February 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Verified Governance is Coming Like a Runaway Freight Train

There is growing evidence that data forward processes will require…

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Stewardship Is Still the Key

By Martin Abrams | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Stewardship Is Still the Key

The ability for iPhone users to control tracking will have…

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Enacting Privacy Legislation Requires Defining Desired Obtainable Outcomes

By Martin Abrams | January 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Enacting Privacy Legislation Requires Defining Desired Obtainable Outcomes

There is little debate that the United States needs a…

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A Pivotal Event in Data Protection Law

By Martin Abrams | December 6, 2021 | Comments Off on A Pivotal Event in Data Protection Law

The recently completed UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media &…

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