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Asia-Pacific Privacy Authorities meet in Vancouver

Washington State's Chief rivacy Officer, Alex Alben, and Will Saunders (our Open Data Guy) were both invited to attend the APPA forum in Vancouver, BC.

Alex presented on options for state-level privacy action in Washington state, drawing on training materials he has developed and presented in libraries and state agencies around Washington.

APPA is the Asia-Pacific Privacy Authorities forum, an association of privacy agencies, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Macau, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and others. Prime topics at this forum included the approach of major new privacy regulations in the European Union (GDPR), and techniques for outreach and engagement with small and medium-sized enterprises -- Singapore is using a chatbot to automate 24x7 questions; Japan is using public service announcements on radio to reach small business employees during the workday.

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