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IPMA PD Event - The Challenges of Data Privacy, Transparency and Visualization

Event Date and Time: 
Apr 20 2016 - 8:30am - 12:00pm


This event has been postponed.

It will be rescheduled on a future date to be determined.



Presentations will be available on the morning of the event.


Registration is required. The cost to attend this seminar is $50.00 per person.

Payment is due at time of registration and must be completed by April 18, 2016 to confirm your reservation. There will be no refunds. Substitutions are permitted.

Registration is clodsed.


Alex Alben, WaTech Chief Privacy Officer
Will Saunders, WaTech Open Data Guy
Joy Paulus, WaTech GeoSpatial Gal

Intended Audience:

Agency business data stewards, business analysts and IT staff and managers with responsibility for the design, maintenance and/or audit of data systems that potentially or actually contain personally identifiable information (PII).

Abstract of Seminar Contents:

Privacy protection, transparency and visualization are key challenges for data stewards and systems designers in government. This seminar will present privacy training, open data tool set familiarization, and an effective long-term collaboration model among agency stakeholders.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Key red (and yellow) flags for privacy and PII issues
  • Guidance for citizens on privacy protection
  • The latest and greatest state agency privacy policy for websites and more
  • Changes to privacy law in the 2016 session
  • Open data platforms and tools for posting category 1 data
  • Old and new legal mandates for publishing and maintaining open data
  • Compliance with OCIO policy 187 on open data planning
  • Evolution of an enterprise data service and lessons for stakeholder management over long term


Topic Time

1. Welcome and Introductions - IPMA



History of Data Sharing

  • Joy Paulus, WaTech GeoSpatial Gal


3. Open Data

  • Will Saunders, WaTech Open Data Guy



4. Data Privacy

  • Alex Alben, WaTech Chief Privacy Officer

5. Bring it all Together (Panel Questions and Answers)


6. Closing Comments


Speaker Bio:


Alex Alben has played a leadership role in the field of digital media and has shared his expertise in both teaching and journalism. He helped launch ESPN.com and ABCNews.com, and served for six years in senior management at RealNetworks. Alben worked as a researcher for CBS News in 1980 and went on to work for Mike Wallace at CBS Reports. In the 1990s, Alben worked as an entertainment lawyer for Orion Pictures and Warner Bros. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress from Washington State's 8th Congressional District in 2004.

A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, Alben writes for The Seattle Times and other publications on the intersection of media, technology, and politics. He is the author of both fiction, Our Man in Mongoa, a novel, and Analog Days—How Technology Rewrote Our Future. In April of 2015, Alex was named the Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Washington. Alben currently lives in Seattle. To learn more about Alex Alben, click here for his interview.



Wilford (“Will”) Saunders is the Open Data at the State of Washington Office of the CIO. Will brings more than a decade of experience in the information and communications technology field to the state's Open Data efforts.  Most recently, Saunders has been the state's lead for Economic Development in the ICT sector. As director of the Washington State Broadband Office beginning in  2010 he worked with app developers, educators, public and private providers and economic development agencies across the state.  He has worked on communications and technology issues for the state since 2005, including work in telephone regulation and the state’s IT agency. He is admitted to the bar in Washington and Maine and is a graduate of the Evans School's Cascade Center and UW Tacoma's LeaderPath program.



Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
United States