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Washington’s Privacy Act among flurry of state privacy bills

By Ginger Armbruster, Chief Privacy Officer Today is International Data Privacy Day, a holiday meant to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. To mark the occasion, Seattle Information Technology’s Privacy Office offers an overview of a few proposed privacy laws in the state of Washington that… [ Keep reading ]

Mitigating privacy risks of evolving technology

By Ginger Armbruster, Chief Privacy Officer A new decade means new tech.Asemergingtechnologies like artificial intelligence and machine learningdisrupt every industry,government must capitalize on opportunities to operate more efficiently and deliver better services while mitigating threats to cybersecurity and protecting privacy. Enter the City of Seattle’s Privacy Office, part of the… [ Keep reading ]

Data Privacy Day, prime time to think about a new, improved digital you

Content provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance When Americans reflect back on the previous year and think about their aspirations for 2020,common goals range from getting more exercise to improving finances to eating healthier.At the beginning of a new decade in today’s hyper-connected world, it’s prime time to think… [ Keep reading ]

Got Privacy?

Privacy Fact: Your credit card’s magnetic strip knows your secrets! The banking industry is finally stepping up to provide robust privacy and data protection because one of the biggest threats is the card itself. Magnetic strips contain a great deal of information that is potentially hackable. January 28 is a… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Hires Ginger Armbruster as Chief Privacy Officer

The City of Seattle selected Ginger Armbruster as the City’s Chief Privacy Officer. The Chief Privacy Officer will help the City implement and enforce practices that manage data in accordance with the City’s Privacy Principles, which were established by Mayor Edward Murray and City Council. In 2015 the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle issues rule to strengthen broadband privacy for consumers

Notice of City of Seattle Information Technology Department Director’s Rule 2017-01. Seattle Information Technology Department (ITD) is establishing ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01. This Rule applies to cable operators franchised to provide cable service in the City of Seattle. ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01 provides procedures that Seattle Information Technology Department’s Office… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT’s New Director of Security, Risk, and Compliance: Dena Solt

Hired in July, Dena fills the final position on Seattle IT’s Executive Team where she leads the effort to keep the City’s—and its customers’—data secure and privacy protected.  To do that, Dena sees her challenge as “responding to day-to-day security and privacy matters while getting an understanding of the vast… [ Keep reading ]

Meet City of Seattle’s New Chief Privacy Officer (CPO): Susan Goodman

Susan Goodman knows a lot about data and information – how to collect, maintain, manage and dispose of data, carefully. She also knows about the delicate balance between transparent government and protecting its citizen’s Privacy. Susan brings impressive credentials to Seattle. She has a Master’s Degree and is a Certified… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Is Rolling Out Its Innovative Privacy Program

The City of Seattle continues to lead the nation in protecting citizens’ privacy.  Last fall, the Mayor and City Council launched the City’s new Privacy Initiative.  In February 2015, Seattle’s Privacy Principle’s were announced. The next phase, the toolkit for Seattle’s Privacy Initiative, is now being implemented.  The toolkit will guide City departments… [ Keep reading ]