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Wednesday, February 25 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Public Data, Public Access, Privacy, and Security: U.S. Law and Policy (Full day workshop) (AICP)

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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.

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 →


Wednesday February 25, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 203

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