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 ...

AI Impact Assessments Are Necessary and Additive to Existing Business Processes

By Peter Cullen | October 19, 2021 | Comments Off on AI Impact Assessments Are Necessary and Additive to Existing Business Processes

A paradox exists due to the growing use of artificial…

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UK Alters the Trajectory for Global Data Protection Objectives

By Martin Abrams | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on UK Alters the Trajectory for Global Data Protection Objectives

The UK Government’s consultation, “Data:  A New Direction” (“Consultation”), reframes…

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Does the Conduct of Observation Merit Dedicated Legislation?

By Martin Abrams | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Does the Conduct of Observation Merit Dedicated Legislation?

Do pervasive watching and recording cause risks to individuals and…

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When Data Protection Is Not About Data Protection

By Martin Abrams | August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on When Data Protection Is Not About Data Protection

Data protection law is not always about data protection or…

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Summary of IAF Comments on Proposed EU AI Regulation

By pwsadmin | August 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Summary of IAF Comments on Proposed EU AI Regulation

Using AI to enable the creation of  better insights and…

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

By Martin Abrams | June 28, 2021 | Comments Off on My Head Spins – UK Gets Adequacy As Task Force Says GDPR Must Change

The EU Commission today (June 28, 2021) announced that the…

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50 Year Heritage of the FAIR and OPEN USE ACT

By Martin Abrams | June 24, 2021 | Comments Off on 50 Year Heritage of the FAIR and OPEN USE ACT

Permissible uses for personal data, a key component of the…

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Time To Break the Privacy Legislative Paradigm – IAF Model Legislation

By Martin Abrams | June 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Time To Break the Privacy Legislative Paradigm – IAF Model Legislation

Federal privacy legislation in the United States is stuck.  There…

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AI and the Road to Expansive Impact Assessments

By Peter Cullen | May 20, 2021 | Comments Off on AI and the Road to Expansive Impact Assessments

Assessments related to the complex use of data pertaining to…

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

By Martin Abrams | April 21, 2021 | Comments Off on A Trusted Digital Ecosystem Requires Glass Breaking Legislative Change – IAF Summit Recap

The observational age that drives change in all avenues of…

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