Executive Director and Chief Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation
Martin Abrams has 35 years of experience as an information and consumer policy innovator. Multistakeholder collaboration has been a key for Abrams in developing practical solutions to dilemmas in information policy. His most recent work has been on big data governance and privacy compliance driven by demonstrable data stewardship. For the past five years he has led the Global Accountability Project, which has refined the accountability principle that is part of various data protection laws and guidance documents.
Abrams also has provided leadership in other policy areas. He worked on multi-layered privacy notices that changed the way policy makers and organizations thought about privacy transparency. His work is generally reflected in new laws and regulatory guidance in jurisdictions from Asia, across Europe and in the Americas. He has led educational seminars on almost every continent, and has been a key advisor to four International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. He has been deeply involved in the development of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules and has also been involved with the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy. He is an advisor to numerous bench-mark corporate privacy programs.