Mid-Atlantic Privacy: Our Community Needs a Data Protection Social Contract

Note: This post is part of a series on the Mid-Atlantic Privacy Compass. Over the following weeks, Commissioner White will explore each of its Compass Points in greater detail.


  • All parties are interconnected. We must exchange ideas and learn from each other. Too often, fear of regulatory action or negative public opinion prevents an organisation from discussing its mistakes or misfortunes.

  • Both individuals and oversight groups should recognize that no one is perfect, and organisations must reward that trust by prioritizing community as highly as self-interest.