On October 13, 2011, Marty Abrams, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, presented “Accountability in a Page” as part of the “What it Means to Be Accountable” plenary session at the PIPA Conference 2011 taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Abrams, who leads the Centre’s Accountability Project, outlined the essential elements of accountability and described how top multinational companies are building accountability-based programs. According to Mr. Abrams, “accountability as mandated by the Canadian private sector privacy law requires companies to have comprehensive programs that include polices, mechanisms to put those policies into effect, and review processes to assure the mechanisms are functional.” Mr. Abrams provided attendees with a one-pager on accountability that includes a list of common elements companies are using to implement accountability programs.