A victory for privacy protection in Seattle city government

Our immediate goal is to advocate for citizen oversight of data collection, sharing, and retention protocols drafted by city of Seattle departments in response to Ordinance 124142, passed by City Council and signed by Mayor McGinn on March 26.

To the best of our knowledge this is the first municipal legislation passed in the USA to begin to define a regulatory framework for data management. We are proud of our city and grateful to our elected officials for taking this project on.

Seattle Privacy Coalition formed

Seattle Privacy Coalition has formed and given ourselves a working name (Seattle Privacy Coalition) and working vision (subject to amendment by community input):

“To support the city of Seattle in creating and maintaining institutional transparency while respecting the privacy rights of individuals who reside in our fair city.”