Martin Abrams has been a data protection pioneer for the past 30 years. He currently leads the Information Accountability Foundation after founding The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), a global privacy and security organisation that works with industry leaders and regulators. The IAF multi-stakeholder work has influenced information policy in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
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 benchmark corporate privacy programs.
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.