I've written from time to time about privacy issues, and most recently have argued for transparency to support accountability. On the eGovernment side of things, I believe strongly that we must engender citizen's trust that their private data will remain so before most will be willing to use online government services. Al Sherwood is Deputy CIO for Planning and Policy and also serves, as a collateral duty, as the Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Utah. He gave a talk a few days ago on the subject to the Intermountain Chapter of the Association for Information and Image Management Information (AIIM). As usual, Al covered all the bases and touched on some important issues. He's available to speak on these issues in other venues as well (like a department IT meeting or an agency management meeting, for example). I believe it would be worth your while.