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Monday, September 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Public Data, Public Access, Privacy, and Security: U.S. Law and Policy

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As data distribution capacities increase, there is increasing tension between access to public records as a foundation of a free society, citizen expectations of confidentiality, and protection of public security.

  • What data are subject to Freedom of Information laws?
  • What about privacy restrictions and homeland security concerns?
  • Can a government raise revenue (or defray maintenance costs) by charging market prices for the data?
  • What about liability for data errors?

This workshop will focus on the critical legal issues and the policy options they frame.

Specific topics include:

  • State and federal Freedom of Information laws
  • State and federal informational privacy laws
  • Secrecy and homeland security protections
  • Balancing public access, privacy, and secrecy
  • Data sales vs. data access
  • Protecting ownership and minimizing liability
  • Policy and technical considerations


Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for public sector managers, and policy professionals, database developers and administrators, and GIS professionals.

Earn 8 (including 1.5 Law CM) AICP Credits by attending this workshop 


Speakers
avatar for Kim McDonough, GISP

Kim McDonough, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in design review at the Planning Department for 4 years and then back into full time GIS in 1990, where I managed the GIS until 2004. I moved to the Tennessee Department of... Read More →
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Ed Wells, GISP

GIS Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Monday September 8, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm
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