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Martin E. Abrams
Martin E. Abrams
President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Not an Attorney
Privacy and Data Security
MA, Public Affairs Reporting, University of Illinois, 1975
BA, Political Science and Anthropology, State University of New York, magna cum laude, 1972
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Martin Abrams is President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, a path finding global privacy and information security think tank located in Washington, D.C. Mr. Abrams brings more than thirty years of experience as a policy innovator to the Centre where he pursues practical solutions to privacy and security problems. He is currently leading the global drive to make privacy processes both more flexible and responsive through accountability based governance. The Accountability Project includes participating governments, regulators, business and consumer organizations from Europe, North America and Asia, and its work has been reported at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, OECD and APEC. Mr. Abrams is working with companies as they put accountability-based governance programs into effect. He also is overseeing a multi-year project to define ethical framework for analytics based applications. 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. He speaks and writes on information policy trend issues, and has led privacy seminars in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Mr. Abrams is the 2008 winner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Vanguard Award.
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