Date: Wednesday, July 12
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (PT) / 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (ET)
Baron Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology and Privacy at WestEd, joins the Data Foundation for the final part of a three-part series discussing the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act) and its implications for privacy.
The Evidence Act is a critical legislative framework to enhance the use of data in policymaking—but while this law tackles many challenges at the federal level, our national data infrastructure is deeply enmeshed with data from the states.
This discussion will explore the challenges and strategies associated with developing appropriate privacy protections when sharing data between state and federal entities, as well as how to create beneficial partnerships between federal and state jurisdictions to promote access and use of data for policy making.
Rodriguez leads the newly launched Data Integration Support Center at WestEd, which provides privacy, policy, and legal assistance to support public agencies in navigating the complexities of state and federal privacy and security regulations for integrated data systems through flexible, adaptable, and easily accessible resources, diverse media, expert guidance, and technical assistance.
Annie Fine, M.D., Chief Science and Surveillance Officer and Senior Advisor to Data Modernization Initiative, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Aaron Goldstein, Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Privacy, Data Sharing, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Baron Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology and Privacy, WestEd
The day following the webinar, Data Foundation’s Health Data Policy Exchange will host a smaller, deeper discussion of the topics presented. To join this interactive conversation, RSVP using this link, and send your questions beforehand. Space is limited.
About This Series
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act sought to change the way we use data in government to create policy. The law improves access to federal data so that agencies and policymakers can craft better, more effective policies and programs, and deliver on services promised to the country. However, these benefits must be realized in meaningful, appropriate privacy-protected environments. How should we think about privacy in the era of big data and data sharing? What are the new technologies that our policy and regulations must respond to? And perhaps more importantly, how do we ensure that the risks and benefits are appropriately calibrated?
Join the Data Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for a 3 part series to discuss these important issues and new ways to think about protecting privacy in a data-driven world.
At these webinars, attendees will learn about key provisions in the Evidence Act, current approaches to privacy from a policy lens, and important considerations in crafting policy and regulations that address privacy concerns.
After each webinar, attendees will be invited to join our Public Health Data Policy Exchange to discuss what these new privacy dynamics mean for public health data and how these topics can support their work.