New WG11 Drafting Team - Second Edition of The Sedona Conference Data Privacy Primer


New WG11 Drafting Team - Second Edition of The Sedona Conference Data Privacy Primer


Drafting Team - Overview

WG11 is seeking volunteers to take part in a drafting team that will draft a Second Edition of The Sedona Conference Data Privacy Primer (“Primer”). The Primer has been a cornerstone resource for privacy professionals since its publication in January 2018. The drafting team will be tasked with 1) updating the Primer to address key federal and state legislative and regulatory changes and case law updates since its publication, 2) expanding the Primer to include certain international privacy laws, and 3) including such other content in the Primer as deemed necessary based on member feedback.


Drafting Team - Member Expectations
  • Drafting team members are expected to make the following commitments:
    • Total time commitment is 12-15 hours per month, including actual drafting, review and drafting team meetings
    • Drafting team members are expected to regularly participate in drafting team meetings - drafting team leaders will take attendance for all meetings, and track meeting participation and contributions during the drafting team meetings
    • Drafting team members will be expected to draft or assist in drafting portions of the document and/or perform research as needed. Members will be expected to prepare law review quality drafts, including citations to legal authority in accordance with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Drafting team leaders will track contributions to the drafting and/or research
    • Drafting Team members are expected to review all team drafts that are circulated, and comment and edit as necessary
  • It is critical that all team members are active, engaged participants in the drafting efforts, in order to produce high-quality work product in a limited timeframe. If the participation requirements outlined above are not something that you can commit to at this time, we recommend that you postpone pursuing a spot on a drafting team until you are able to make these commitments. There will be more WG11 drafting efforts in the near future. Additionally, we will likely have more well-qualified, well-rounded applicants than we have spaces available for this drafting team. As a result, we may have a ranked waiting list. If during the drafting effort, a team member is not able to maintain the commitment required of team members, we will replace that member, if necessary.


Drafting Team - Selection

In order to apply for the drafting team, you must be a member of WG11. If you are interested in applying for the drafting team, but are not yet a member of WG11, please become a member by signing up for a Working Group Series (WGS) membership. Once a WGS member, one is eligible to take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG11. If you have any questions about how to sign up for a membership or encounter any difficulties while doing so, pease contact our office at [email protected] or +1(602) 258-4910.

As a drafting team will typically only have 8-10 members, the Steering Committee will need to be very selective. But all WG11 members, however, will have a chance to review and comment on the draft that the team produces.

Factors in Drafting Team Selection

  • Expertise
  • Years of Experience
  • Balance
    • As we work to achieve consensus-based documents, it is important that a wide and diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences are represented. Accordingly, in selecting drafting team members the Steering Committee will work to ensure these perspectives are fairly represented. Please keep in mind, however, we do not seek differing perspectives so that one may advocate on behalf of a particular perspective or constituency. We seek diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences in order to build a consensus-based document that is beneficial to all stakeholders
    • Perspectives we seek to have represented on the drafting teams include, among others:
      • In-House counsel
      • Outside counsel
      • Counsel for consumers
      • Jurists
      • Regulators
      • Technologists
      • Experts
      • Corporate decision-makers
      • Service providers

Should you ultimately not be selected for a drafting team, it may simply be the result of too many applicants representing a particular perspective, and not at all based on a lack of qualifications

In order to be considered for the drafting team, please complete the questionnaire found here and submit it no later than COB EST on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Announcement Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2023