For as many years as I can remember, my mantra at the beginning of the year has been that "This year, privacy and data protection will be high on the Board agenda." And each year, with a few exceptions, it hasn't.
But perhaps 2015 will be different. For instance, there were quite a few comments at Davos about loss of trust in the US consumer technology giants, drawing parallels with the banking industry.
For other reasons, privacy and data protection is in the news, as the terrorist attacks in France have brought into focus the rights of the State to intercept and monitor communications for security purposes.
So, standing at the meeting point for the conflicting forces of privacy, freedom of expression, security and 'big data', data protection law is demanding more attention.