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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 ...

IAF Leadership Continuity 

By Scott Taylor  IAF Board Chair  I am pleased to announce that Barb Lawler has been elected President of the ...

The Summer of New Data Protection Redirection

Canada and the United Kingdom are putting forward fair processing ideas that I believe will lead to a new direction ...

It Is Time to Rethink the Governance of Observational Data

By Information Accountability | April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on It Is Time to Rethink the Governance of Observational Data

As long as there has been data, there has been…

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Convergence Versus Divergence in Global Data Flows

By Information Accountability | March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Convergence Versus Divergence in Global Data Flows

Talk of trade wars makes the importance of data driven…

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Key Infrastructure Issues Central to Next Generation Privacy Legislation

By Martin Abrams | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Key Infrastructure Issues Central to Next Generation Privacy Legislation

A comprehensive privacy law is again being considered in the…

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Are GDPR Guidelines Becoming So Complex They May Overwhelm Businesses Ability to Meet Them?

By Peter Cullen | January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Are GDPR Guidelines Becoming So Complex They May Overwhelm Businesses Ability to Meet Them?

Authored by Lynn Goldstein and Peter Cullen Last December the…

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Guidance and Un-Legislated Law

By Information Accountability | December 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Guidance and Un-Legislated Law

In 2016 and 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working…

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Accountability Does Work

By Information Accountability | September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Accountability Does Work

143,000,000 people were the victims of a recent data breach…

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Latin American Data Export Governance

By Information Accountability | August 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Latin American Data Export Governance

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

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The Colombia Congress Matters

By Information Accountability | June 15, 2017 | Comments Off on The Colombia Congress Matters

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 | Comments Off on Assessments are the Hub of a Forward-Looking Data Protection Program

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 | Comments Off on AI Without Data is Artificial Ignorance

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

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