UW Privacy Office

April 26, 2021

The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), April 26, 2021 The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3 For the third straight year, the Washington State Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a multi-rights general data privacy bill before it adjourned Sunday. The failure illustrates the difficulty of passing broad privacy legislation in an environment…


April 22, 2021

Europe Proposes Strict Rules for Artificial Intelligence

Source: New York Times (UWNetID access via UW Libraries link), April 21, 2021 Europe Proposes Strict Rules for Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence — in which machines are trained to perform jobs and make decisions on their own by studying huge volumes of data — is seen by technologists, business leaders and government officials as one…


April 13, 2021

House fails to pass WPA, bill sponsor says it ‘remains alive’

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), April 13, 2021 House fails to pass WPA, bill sponsor says it ‘remains alive’ The Washington state House of Representatives failed to advance the Washington Privacy Act Sunday, its last day to pass the bill this session, but its fate is not yet set in stone.


April 2, 2021

House Appropriations Committee passes amended WPA

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) House Appropriations Committee passes amended WPA A version of the Washington Privacy Act amended by House of Representatives lawmakers last week to include a limited private right of action received pushback from industry representatives Thursday but was ultimately passed by the House Appropriations Committee in a 19–14 vote.


March 29, 2021

House committee advances Washington Privacy Act with limited private right of action

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), March 29, 2021 House committee advances Washington Privacy Act with limited private right of action House lawmakers in Washington state on Friday advanced an amended version of the Washington Privacy Act that adds a limited private right of action and incorporates changes in alignment with California privacy law.


March 10, 2021

Democratic lawmaker (DelBene) proposes a national online privacy standard as states move forward with their own laws

Source: CNBC, March 10, 2021 Democratic lawmaker (DelBene) proposes a national online privacy standard as states move forward with their own laws As states move forward with their own digital privacy laws in the absence of federal regulation, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., is reintroducing a bill aimed at creating a national standard for digital privacy…


March 4, 2021

The Emerging Threat to Privacy

Source: EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien, January 28, 2021 The Emerging Threat to Privacy The increased reliance on technology solutions during the crisis has highlighted privacy obligations and potential exposures. Privacy is a recognized strategic priority for higher education, taking the #3 spot in the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list in its first appearance on…


February 26, 2021

Data Privacy Isn’t Just An IT Issue; It’s An Organization-Wide Issue

Source: Forbes, Feb. 24, 2021 Data Privacy Isn’t Just An IT Issue; It’s An Organization-Wide Issue Privacy is complex. There isn’t just one set of regulations that you need to tend to. And the existing regulations? They are always changing. (Plus, technology changes, too.)…But privacy is about more than security. It’s about how you acquire,…


February 25, 2021

Privacy Harms

Source: SSRN Paper by Danielle Keats Citron, University of Virginia School of Law and Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School, written Feb. 9, 2021 Privacy Harms This article makes two central contributions. The first is the construction of a road map for courts to understand harm so that privacy violations can be tackled…


February 23, 2021

With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals, Feb. 23, 2021 With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry Under the proposed bill, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies will support “merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on (Privacy Enhancing Technologies – PETs).” The agencies will assess and fund research into several categories of…


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