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 ...

Foundational Issues for New Privacy Law in the United States

By Information Accountability | April 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Foundational Issues for New Privacy Law in the United States

A federal privacy law in the U.S. seems increasingly likely. …

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Data Driven Knowledge Creation Needs to be Protected

By Information Accountability | April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Data Driven Knowledge Creation Needs to be Protected

Our collective desire to have a space where we are…

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Which Accountability Category Do You Fit In?

By Information Accountability | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Which Accountability Category Do You Fit In?

For the past month, IAF staff has been working to…

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Peter Cullen issues New IAF Blog- Evolving Ethical Data Impact Assessments

By Information Accountability | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Peter Cullen issues New IAF Blog- Evolving Ethical Data Impact Assessments

Last fall, the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) completed work, commissioned…

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IAF Issues “Trusted Digital Transformation, Considerations for Canadian Public Policy.”

By Information Accountability | January 10, 2019 | Comments Off on IAF Issues “Trusted Digital Transformation, Considerations for Canadian Public Policy.”

Many consider Canadian privacy law as the pragmatic mid-point between…

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Legitimate Processing Invented here in the U.S.

By Information Accountability | November 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Legitimate Processing Invented here in the U.S.

Privacy law began  in the United States when Congress enacted…

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IAF BLOG- Data Ethics Must Translate into Sound Business Process

By Information Accountability | October 22, 2018 | Comments Off on IAF BLOG- Data Ethics Must Translate into Sound Business Process

Many of the world’s privacy, technology, and policy experts are…

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Evolving Accountability to Ethical Data Stewardship – A Key Part of Wave Four Privacy Laws

By Information Accountability | October 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Evolving Accountability to Ethical Data Stewardship – A Key Part of Wave Four Privacy Laws

In order to encourage innovation in their regions, digital information…

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IAF creates U.S. Privacy Framework Discussion Group

By Information Accountability | September 18, 2018 | Comments Off on IAF creates U.S. Privacy Framework Discussion Group

The United States is in the early stages of creating…

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Fourth Privacy Legislative Wave for Publication

By Martin Abrams | September 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Fourth Privacy Legislative Wave for Publication

Privacy legislation again is a hot topic in the United…

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