Contributor: Martin Abrams

Martin Abrams is the executive director of the Information Accountability Foundation, a new non-profit privacy think tank.  He was formerly president of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP. He regularly works with data protection authorities to define future priorities. He led the project group that developed multi-layered notices and gained its acceptance from Working Party 29 of the European Commission, OECD and APEC. Abrams speaks and writes on information policy trend issues, and has led privacy seminars in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. He is the 2008 winner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Vanguard Award.

Privacy Profession

Which Drives Leadership: Compliance or Strategy?

By Martin Abrams

Leadership is crucial to a successful privacy program. It is leadership that engages senior executives, inspires an extended team and provides hope to advocates and confidence to regulators.

But what drives leadership in 2014? Is it the need to have a highly compliant organization in an era where compliance is very complex? Or is a strategic approach to information governance when data moves from...

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Accountability Is About Values

By Martin Abrams

Over the past year, I reflected on why I have been doing privacy for nearly a quarter of a century. As privacy professionals, you and I do privacy because we believe people shouldn’t be afraid of being harmed by the digitization of their pathways through life. We do privacy so young adults may evolve into the people they will be, rather than be predestined by mathematics. We do privacy so...

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