UW Privacy Office


UW Privacy Office staff members are happy to present on various privacy topics. Please submit your request to uwprivacy@uw.edu.

      • Join us on Thursday, January 24 as we honor International Data Privacy Day (officially January 28). Data Privacy Day is an annual effort to elevate the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s responsibility.
    • 1st session:

      1:00 – 2:30 p.m. “Data Anonymization/De-identification Privacy Challenges

      Kerry Kuenzi, Privacy Analyst, will review ways to recognize and minimize personal and institutional privacy risks associated with use and sharing of anonymized/de-identified personal data.  Jan Whittington, Associate Professor, College of Built Environments, will follow with comments on using the UW’s institutional capacity when researching with sensitive data.

    • 2nd session:
    • 2:40 – 3:10 p.m. “UW Processes for Dealing with a Data Breach” 

      Ann Nagel, University Privacy Officer, will offer updates on evolving data breach laws and provide an overview of what to do if your department experiences a potential or actual breach of personal data.

    • 3rd session:
    • 3:20 – 3:50 p.m. “Emerging Privacy Issues”

      Ann Nagel and Nada Bseikri, Assistant Director of Privacy, will discuss emerging privacy issues that may impact the UW and the individuals it serves.

Personal Data Processing Agreement Information and Training Sessions

The Personal Data Processing Agreement supports the UW’s values of integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect. It sets forth the UW’s expectations for protecting University Personal Data and managing privacy related risk when the UW is contracting with third parties.

If you partner or contract with third parties, please plan to attend one of the following sessions to learn more about this new privacy agreement, launched (under a limited pilot) in November of 2018, and pending final release in late April/early May, 2019.

The following PDPA training sessions will all take place in Gerberding 26 (capacity ~16).  No RSVP required, available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Prior PDPA information sessions:

Monday, December 17, 2018  10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Gerberding 142

Tuesday, January 8, 2019  10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Gerberding 142

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Gerberding 26


  •  EU General Data Protection Regulation Information Sessions (Held in 2018)

    If you collect, use, or manage information about individuals who live in the European Union, new personal data protections to be implemented May 25, 2018 under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) will impact multiple areas of UW operations with data on students, employees, alumni, human subjects, etc. who live in the EU. Please plan to attend one of the following UW information sessions to learn more about EU GDPR:

        • April 18, 2018  2:00-3:00, HUB 340
        • May 2, 2018  2:30-3:30 PM, HUB 214
        • May 21,2018  10:00-11:00, HUB 214

    Space is limited so RSVP to uwprivacy@uw.edu if you will be joining us to hear learn about new UW resources for the following European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation requirements:

                  • Registering personal data use
                  • Providing notice to individuals about the collection and use of personal data
                  • Obtaining consent from individuals in certain circumstances
                  • Tracking or monitoring individuals’ website activity
                  • Reporting incidents or data breaches

    Personal Privacy and Digital Wellness Sessions

    The resources listed below were shared at two 1-hour “Personal Privacy and Digital Wellness” sessions, sponsored by the Whole U and presented by the UW Privacy Office on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

    • Many of these same resources were shared during a combined presentation with the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer to members of the UW Retirement Association in a session entitled: “Security Tools and Tactics to Support Digital Wellness” held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


      In addition to the UW Privacy Office website at https://privacy.uw.edu:

      External to UW

              • Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/ Featuring “Privacy Badger” – do not track software, with soon-to-be-released encryption while browsing, and “https everywhere” – encryption while browsing software
              • “Virtual Privacy Lab” San Jose Library: https://www.sjpl.org/privacy Assessments and tools to enhance personal privacy
              • Me and My Shadow: 8 Day Digital Detox: https://myshadow.org/ Featuring the 8 Day Digital Detox article recommended during the session
              • Middlebury College Digital Detox 2018: http://dlinq.middcreate.net/digitaldetox/ A series of emails outlining privacy options