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Digital Inclusion: Building Connected Communities with Privacy Best Practices

As the leaves begin to turn colors, and the days get darker and a bit drizzlier, it can only mean that the holidays are approaching. And with the holidays and family merriment come the inevitable scams which tend to run parallel. Many of these fraud attempts seek to manipulate the… [ Keep reading ]

Are you interested in serving on the City of Seattle’s Community Surveillance Working Group?

The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to serve on the Community Surveillance Working Group (CSWG). The seven-member work group advises the Council and the Mayor’s Office on matters of surveillance technology from a community perspective. The Surveillance Ordinance took effect in 2018 and provides greater transparency to the… [ Keep reading ]

Data Privacy Week – plus a few best personal privacy practices

Article by Nathan Merrells, Sr. Privacy Specialist The holidaze has passed us by and we’ve rolled around yet again to January. Now is the time when we collectively reflect on our own lives and celebrate the lives of others, especially Martin Luther King, Jr. For many of us, it’s a… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: City of Seattle’s Ginger Armbruster named one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award by GovTech Magazine

by Ginger Armbruster I am honored to receive GovTech’s 2019 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award. I am very fortunate to work in a constantly evolving area of technology with talented and dedicated leaders and colleagues. With their support, I was encouraged to lead the effort to develop the… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: Bringing Transparency to Our Digital Properties

The reality of providing online content in 2019 is that all visitors to our public website have distinct needs and abilities. As a local government, the City of Seattle is responsible for providing access to digital information and services for all residents. We strive to create an inclusive experience. In… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]