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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.

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Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation

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

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