UW Privacy Office

June 16, 2021

June Privacy Information Sessions

Join UW Privacy Office staff at one of two Privacy Information sessions below to learn about emerging privacy developments at UW . Friday, June 25, 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting: https://washington.zoom.us/j/97044276584?pwd=ckVCUFNCdFdGeXpJYmJSNzdXRkgzdz09 Meeting ID: 970 4427 6584 Passcode: 718129 (Requires UW authentication) Tuesday, June 29, 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting:…


June 7, 2021

States Fight Over How Our Data Is Tracked And Sold Online, As Congress Stalls

Source: National Public Radio (NPR), June 4, 2021 States Fight Over How Our Data Is Tracked And Sold Online, As Congress Stalls With Congress stalled on federal legislation to regulate how personal data is tracked and sold online, the fight over the future of data privacy has moved to state capitals.


NEW: Privacy and Data Ethics video (7 minutes)

This 7-minute Privacy and Data Ethics video offers an overview of legal and ethical responsibilities for protecting personal data of all UW constituents.  Production of this video was a collaborative effort between UW Bothell IT and the UW Privacy Office.


May 24, 2021

Governor Inslee vetoes bipartisan COVID-19 health data privacy bill

Source: Washington State Wire, May 18, 2021 Governor Inslee vetoes bipartisan COVID-19 health data privacy bill On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a “first of its kind” bill that would have protected COVID-19 health data. This bill would have increased protections and privacy for COVID-19 health data collected by third parties that are not health…


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…


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