An Educational Blog About Information Accountability

Enacting Privacy Legislation Requires Defining Desired Obtainable Outcomes

There is little debate that the United States needs a comprehensive privacy law. There also is little debate that the ...

A Pivotal Event in Data Protection Law

The recently completed UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Consultation on “Data: A new direction”  on revising ...

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 ...

Latin American Data Export Governance

By Information Accountability | August 2, 2017 |

Data flows are global, but privacy laws are local. I…

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The Colombia Congress Matters

By Information Accountability | June 15, 2017 |

There seems to be a privacy conference every week in…

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Assessments are the Hub of a Forward-Looking Data Protection Program

By Information Accountability | May 25, 2017 |

The term “assessments” appear a great deal in IAF work. …

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AI Without Data is Artificial Ignorance

By Information Accountability | March 13, 2017 |

Many years ago, I attended a seminar in Prague on…

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Comprehensive Data Impact Assessments Set the Stage for Accountability 2.0

By Information Accountability | March 2, 2017 |

There is no disagreement, whether in Europe, the Americas or…

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Fairness and Unfairness Moving Farther Apart

By Information Accountability | February 15, 2017 |

Fairness has become a huge data protection policy driver in…

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The Need for An Ethical Framework

By Information Accountability | January 24, 2017 |

The vast amount of data made possible and accessible through…

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