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Seattle Speaks: Privacy Politics, April 22

In this era of open government, data is critical to the promise of efficiency and transparency. But does releasing certain government-held information harm or help the public? City of Seattle leaders are pursuing a new privacy initiative that could impact everything from 911 calls to utility bills to recordings from police-worn body cameras. How are governments responding to crippling requests for vast volumes of digital data while trying to protect your privacy rights? Host Brian Callanan moderates a live, televised community forum 7 p.m., Wed., April 22 at Town Hall with privacy advocates, government, public-safety and technology leaders.

Watch a short show promo.

Bring your questions, concerns, and comments! Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Register and take the pre-show poll. The Emmy-award winning Seattle Speaks series is presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub and Town Hall. Note: Doors open at 6 p.m.. Because this event is televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. program.

Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tracy Ann Kosa,
Seattle Privacy Coalition, city of Seattle Privacy Advisory Committee member
Mike Wagers, chief operating officer, Seattle Police Department
Nourisha Wells, chair, Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB)

Front Row Guests
Professor Ryan Calo, University of Washington researcher and privacy expert
Judge Anne Levinson (ret.), independent auditor city of Seattle Police Department Office of Professional Accountability
Michael Mattmiller, chief technology officer, city of Seattle
Shankar Narayan, ACLU legislative director