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Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy

  • 1 October 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy
This Research Brief examines how privacy in the state government context has evolved as a defining issue in response to rapidly changing technological advances and the complexities of a fast-paced world. The brief then explores some initial areas in which a state CIO may encounter privacy issues, including in the context of IT governance, enterprise architecture, policy, security and business processes, and offers some potential ways of addressing those issues.

The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part II

  • 1 September 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part II
Part II of this brief provides privacy policy and security measures to help states address the potential privacy implications of wireless technologies identified in Part I.

The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part I

  • 1 August 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part I
Part I identifies the privacy implications of wireless technologies in the state workplace, including the privacy implications of mobile technologies such as laptop computers, PDAs and other similar devices.

Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration

  • 1 June 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration
NASCIO’s Interoperability & Integration Committee is proud to present Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration. This research brief attempts to answer questions such as, “What needs to be addressed when contemplating an information integration initiative, and what is being done in the states and at the federal level to develop information integration governance models?” It also includes other factors that are impacting governance in integration and offers references to models that have been successfully completed by other states and links to resources on information sharing. The committee is currently exploring the following topics for future briefs: Interoperability Governance; Legal Ownership of Shared Data; Data Standards; Master name Indices; and Integration Maturity Models.

TLK2UL8R: The Privacy Implications of Instant and Text Messaging Technologies in State Government

  • 1 May 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 4740
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TLK2UL8R: The Privacy Implications of Instant and Text Messaging Technologies in State Government
This brief explores the privacy implications of Instant Messaging (IM) applications—both consumer and enterprise-grade—in the context of the state workplace. It also addresses the privacy implications of text messaging and chat technologies.

Welcome to the Jungle: The State Privacy Implications of Spam, Phishing and Spyware

  • 1 February 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 4535
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Welcome to the Jungle: The State Privacy Implications of Spam, Phishing and Spyware
This brief explores the privacy implications for state government created by the threats of spam, phishing and spyware and potential ways of preventing and mitigating this triple threat to state IT systems.

Who Are You? I Really Wanna Know: E-Authentication and its Privacy Implications

  • 1 December 2004
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 5363
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Who Are You? I Really Wanna Know: E-Authentication and its Privacy Implications
This brief explores the business drivers behind e-authentication and the privacy implications that states and others should consider in pursuing e-authentication efforts.

Think Before You Dig: The Privacy Implications of Data Mining & Aggregation

  • 1 September 2004
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Think Before You Dig: The Privacy Implications of Data Mining & Aggregation
This brief examines the business benefits and privacy issues related to government’s use of data-mining technologies. It also takes a look at high-profile government data-mining programs and suggests ways to infuse privacy protections and transparency into government’s use of data-mining technologies.

Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues

  • 1 February 2004
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 5358
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Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues
NASCIO is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues. This publication, produced by the Privacy committee, serves as a resource for states developing privacy policies that protect citizen information and are compliant with federal and state legal requirements. This publication highlights key issues in the following areas of privacy: Children’s Information, Drivers’ Information, Health Information, Financial Information, Education Information, Social Security Numbers, Homeland Security-Related Information, Website Privacy Policies, and Government Data Matching Activities and Agreements.

In addition, the publication includes state examples for many of these areas of information privacy, an overview of recent privacy events at the federal level and a glossary of privacy related terms.

Federal Privacy Law Compendium, Version 1.0

  • 1 April 2003
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Federal Privacy Law Compendium, Version 1.0
To help states identify and assess federal laws that may have privacy implications for their information systems and policies, the NASCIO Privacy Committee has developed the Federal Privacy Law Compendium, Version 1.0. It is intended to serve as a resource for summaries of federal laws that may have an impact on the privacy of citizens’ information that is entrusted to state government. The Federal Privacy Law Compendium provides a starting point for states in their assessment of whether the summarized federal privacy laws will impact state information system operations and/or policies.
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