On November 1, 2011, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership released a discussion document entitled “Implementing Accountability in the Marketplace,” at the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mexico City. The document reflects the collaborative effort of experts from Canada, Europe and the United States, and provides a comprehensive summary of the third year of the Centre’s work with the Accountability Project. It examines the requirements and benefits of accountability when it is applied across the marketplace, and considers when and how companies may wish to be formally recognized as accountable and how recognition may be obtained.

For more information on accountability, visit the Centre’s website on the Accountability Project.