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A Data Protection Bill with an Entirely Different Tone

The Queen’s speech, which was delivered by Prince Charles on May 10th, contained the expected announcement that the UK government ...

IAF Testifies on Pre-Rulemaking for California Privacy Rights Act

California set in motion a major milestone by creating a data protection authority, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) with ...

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 been rejected is disingenuous.  Moreover, the Austrian Data Protection Authority’s ...

The Shape Shifting Nature of Privacy Risk Management

For the past decade, the privacy ecosystem, company CPOs, policymakers, regulators, academics, advocates, the courts and others have been using ...

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

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine reinforces the fact we live in a very complicated and dangerous world.  This attack on ...

We Honor our Colleagues on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and we want to recognize the women who make the IAF strong, with a special ...

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 | 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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