Privacy Points March 2023

After receiving such a great response from our in-person workshops, we are now planning to host a virtual Privacy Primer Workshop on Monday May 15 & 16. If you are interested, please email us at Content includes privacy foundations, program development, incident response, and hot topics.

In case you missed it!

Our office held a webinar this month on the integration of privacy into the Office of Cybersecurity's Security Design Review process. The webinar includes a step-by-step walkthrough of the Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA) Form and an overview of the Privacy Impact Assessment process. The slide deck from the presentation is also available on our website.

Cast your vote!

I have been nominated for a state leadership award in the StateScoop 50. Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of the work our office is doing in the state of Washington to increase privacy maturity in our public agencies. Voting is open until April 7. You can click on my picture under State Leadership to cast your vote! Thanks again for all your support!

Legislative session

The three privacy bills I flagged last month, "My Health My Data" (SHB 1155), anti-doxing (SHB 1335), and robocalling (SHB 1051) all passed the House and are moving in the Senate. All three have passed out of their Senate policy committees and are moving through the Rules committee so they are all well positioned to make it to the floor in the last few weeks of session. We will do a deep dive on what happened to all the 38 privacy bills we tracked this session at the May State Agency Privacy Forum. Watch for the invite!

Training next month

We have received several requests for privacy training in education and plan to do a session on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and student privacy April 27. Hope to see you there!

See you next month with more updates! Happy spring!


Katy Ruckle

State Chief Privacy Officer