Privacy & American Business is an activity of the non-profit Center for Social & Legal Research, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank exploring U.S. and global issues of consumer and employee privacy and data protection. Since its launch in 1993, P&AB was the first to chart and analyze for business the rise of privacy from a second-tier concern to a front-burner issue. P&AB is the most often cited and respected national publication on business and consumer privacy issues today. It prepares its readers to meet the challenges of change. In addition to its annual conference and national surveys, P&AB sponsors an array of programs aimed at informing and assisting business. The programs include the Global Business Privacy Project, the Model Contracts Project to meet the EU Directive, the Human Resources Data Consortium, etc.. In 2000 P&AB pioneered the first and only comprehensive and sustained program to train and certify corporate privacy officers. P&ABs CPO Program has also given birth to the Association of Corporate Privacy Officers (ACPO), the first association of its kind to offer professional development for this new position in the corporate structure.
P&AB developed and maintains www.PrivacyExchange.org, a free website that serves as a global reference resource on privacy, and pandab.org, its institutional site. P&ABs research and surveys on key business-privacy issues have made the front pages of the nations leading dailies, magazines and trade publications. P&ABs materials have been used by government agencies to set parameters in the ongoing privacy debates. Its readers represent a Whos Who of the corporate, policy making and opinion elites around the world.
P&AB calls upon top legal, consumer, Internet, government and other privacy experts as resources to provide information and insights to its ongoing programs and services.Meet the founders and executive editor of P&AB >>