Martin Abrams

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Information Accountability Foundation

Executive Director and Chief Strategist

Martin Abrams, Foundation Executive Director and Chief Strategist has 35 years of experience as an information and consumer policy innovator. Multi-stakeholder collaboration has been a key for Abrams practical solutions to information policy dilemma. Abrams most recent work has been on big data governance, and privacy compliance driven by demonstrable responsible 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 work on multi-layered privacy notices changed the way policy makers and organizations though about privacy transparency. His work is generally reflected in new laws and regulatory guidance in jurisdictions from Asia, through Europe to 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 APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules. Abrams has also been involved at the OECD WPISP. He has been an advisor to numerous bench-mark corporate privacy programs.



Abrams was the co-founder and President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP which he led for 13 years. He was Vice President Information Policy at Experian, and Director Information Policy at TRW Information Systems and services where he designed one of the early privacy impact assessment tools. He chaired the TRW and then Experian Consumer Advisory Council. He began his consumer policy work was at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he was Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Office. His vision at the Federal Reserve Bank was to drive collaboration by helping banks and the communities they serve find their intersection of self interest.



Abrams continues to seek practical solution to assure information driven innovation with personal dignity at the Foundation.Abrams was the co-founder and President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP which he led for 13 years. He was Vice President Information Policy at Experian, and Director Information Policy at TRW Information Systems and services where he designed one of the early privacy impact assessment tools. He chaired the TRW and then Experian Consumer Advisory Council. He began his consumer policy work was at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he was Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Office. His vision at the Federal Reserve Bank was to drive collaboration by helping banks and the communities they serve find their intersection of self interest.



Abrams continues to seek practical solution to assure information driven innovation with personal dignity at the Foundation.

 

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