October 2023 Privacy Points

There is still time to apply for the free IAPP Privacy Certification Training for public employees who want to learn and continue professional development in the privacy field.

The Office of Privacy and Data Protection received a grant under State-Local Cybersecurity Grant Program and has partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to purchase 50 vouchers for privacy certification training. The application dPrivacy Points!eadline is November 15, 2023.

We posted FAQs on our website(link is external). If you or someone you know has an interest, please apply! Here is a link to the application: OPDP Privacy Certification Voucher Application(link is external)

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

While Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities are winding down, the presentations and materials are still online(link is external).  If you missed it, I presented on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Privacy.  Central to my presentation was the fact that AI requires a huge amount of data which in turn can create privacy risks. Learn about data collection risks and privacy impacts in the recorded presentation.(link is external)

October Webinar: GIS and Privacy

In case you missed it, we had the privilege of having Joanne Markert, Chief Geographic Information Officer for Washington state present on the state’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program. We covered what the GIS program is doing and privacy considerations as it maps geographic data for many agency initiatives.  Visit our website(link is external) to view the presentation and access the slide decks.

Governor Outstanding Leadership Award

Thank you to WaTech leadership, my team, and the selection committee for nominating and awarding me the 2023 Governor Outstanding Leadership Award(link is external).  It is such an honor to lead the Office of Privacy and Data Protection in Washington and be recognized for our many accomplishments.

See you next month with more updates!

Katy Ruckle

State Chief Privacy Officer