Seattle Speaks: Privacy Politics (must register on Seattle CityClub's website, not through LT)
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Date and Time

Apr 22, 2015
Start Time
06:00 PM
End Time
08:30 PM




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About This Event

Are we losing control of our digital privacy? While surveillance and information technologies have developed rapidly, privacy laws have not kept pace, raising fears about identity theft and police profiling. In this era of open government, data is critical to the promise of efficiency and transparency. But does releasing certain government-held information harm or help the public? City of Seattle leaders are pursuing a new privacy initiative that could impact everything from 9-1-1 calls to utility bills to recordings from police-worn body cameras. How are governments responding to crippling requests for vast volumes of digital data while trying to protect your privacy rights? Host Brian Callanan moderates a live, televised community forum at Town Hall with privacy advocates, government, public-safety and technology leaders.


Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tracy Ann Kosa
Seattle Privacy Coalition, Privacy Advisory Committee member
Mike Wagers, COO, Seattle Police Department
Nourisha Wells, Chair, Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB)

Front Row Guests:

Prof. Ryan Calo, UW Researcher & privacy expert 
Judge Anne Levinson (ret.), Independent Auditor City of Seattle Police Department Office of Professional Accountability
Michael Mattmiller, City of Seattle CTO
Shankar Narayan, ACLU Legislative Director

Note: Doors open at 6 p.m. Because this event is televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 6:30 p.m for the 7 p.m program.

The Emmy-award winning Seattle Speaks series is presented in partnership with Seattle CityClubSeattle Channel and Town Hall.

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