This volume reflects the work of a nearly six-year project created and funded by The Privacy Projects (TPP). We are grateful to members of The Privacy Projects’ board, past and present—Audrey Plonk, Chair; Peter Cullen, Vice-chair; Stanley Crosley, Secretary; Joseph Alhadeff (d. 2017); Elizabeth Denham; Toby Milgrom Levin; Deirdre Mulligan; Jules Polonetsky; and Richard Purcell—for their vision and unflagging support.1
We are grateful to all of the contributors to this volume who not only prepared and revised essays, but in many cases also participated in discussions that were informed by, and also helped to inform, their contributions.
Earlier versions of a number of these chapters were published in OUP’s International Data Privacy Law. For that opportunity, we are grateful to Christopher Kuner, Editor-in-Chief, and his colleagues.
A key part of the project on which this volume is based were six multinational meetings held in Brussels, London, Montreal, and Washington. We are grateful for the generous, selfless contributions of all of the participants in those meetings. Their names are listed in the Appendix. Although their participation has greatly strengthened this volume, they bear no responsibility for our recommendations or any errors.
The practical arrangements for those meetings were organized by The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University and the Center for Democracy & Technology. We are grateful for the practical support afforded by these organizations, and particularly wish to thank James Boyd, Leslee Cooper, Dara Eckart, and Sarah Portwood. Space for the first meeting, in Washington, DC, was generously donated by Hunton & Williams LLP and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership.
The responsibility for coordinating and, in many cases, editing the work of more than two dozen authors was borne by Sarah Portwood. We are indebted to her for her sustained, skilled, and cheerful assistance.
(p.xii) Finally, although many of these colleagues played critical roles we have already acknowledged above, we owe special thanks to Martin Abrams, Bojana Bellamy, Julie Brill, Michael Donohue, Jacob Kohnstamm, Christopher Kuner, Ronald D. Lee, Steve Martin, Gregory T. Nojeim, Ira S. Rubinstein, and Jennifer Stoddart.
(1.) One of the authors of this volume, Fred H. Cate, is also a member of The Privacy Projects’ board.