2018 Seattle/King County IT Vendor Forum

Technology vendors and contractors are formally invited to the annual IT Vendor Forum on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. This event is put on jointly by the City of Seattle and King County’s IT departments. This is an opportunity for vendors to learn… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Application Process is Open

The City of Seattle offers funding to improve digital equity  The Technology Matching Fund grants will be offered for the 21st year in a row to organizations in Seattle SEATTLE (March 12, 2018)— The City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund program invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants… [ Keep reading ]

Open Data Day is Saturday, March 3!

As this coming Saturday, March 3, is Open Data Day 2018 – The City’s Open Data Team wanted share an update on a cool local event to mark the day, as well as highlight the work we’re doing to create a great open data platform to benefit the city of… [ Keep reading ]

Data Privacy Day: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Today is Data Privacy Day. We’ve been posting all week about this important day the reminds us to safeguard our data. This day is also about raising awareness within the business sector to honor privacy best practices. This week we’ve had an introduction from our Chief Privacy Officer Ginger Armbruster, we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

Got Privacy? Security Tips to Help Keep you Safe

Sunday, January 28 is Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It’s an international effort to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust. Previously, we shared some privacy tips. The following security tips on Data Privacy… [ Keep reading ]

New Future of Privacy Forum Study Finds the City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Continues to Protect Public Privacy

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum released its City of Seattle Open Data Risk Assessment. The Assessment provides tools and guidance to the City of Seattle and other municipalities navigating the complex policy, operational, technical, organizational, and ethical standards that support privacy-protective open data programs. “Although there… [ Keep reading ]

Got Privacy? Tips to Protect Your Data

This Sunday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day. Data privacy is related to how information is handled based on its importance. In this digital age we live in, data privacy is critical to protect personal information. An awareness of how a digital life can show a snippet of a real… [ 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 ]

Seattle’s Civic User Testing Group Engages Residents to Provide Feedback on City Technology Tools

Seattle residents rely on government and nonprofit websites and apps to access key information and resources, like utility accounts, housing assistance, permits, and library services. But they don’t always get the chance to provide feedback on that technology and how useful – and usable – it is for them. Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

How to Avoid Holiday Scams

  1. Be wary of online shopping scams  Is the advertised price too low to be true? Check the price for the item on other websites and see what it’s priced at on those sites. Avoid any unusual payment system for an online item, like a money order or wire… [ Keep reading ]