Oakland Privacy Commission Approves Surveillance Transparency and Oversight Law | East Bay Express

So begins the preamble to Oakland’s Surveillance and Community Safety Ordinance, a sweeping proposed law that would require the city’s various departments disclose to the public any new surveillance technologies they plan to acquire and use. City agencies would need to seek city council approval before purchasing new technologies, and the law also imposes reporting requirements so that the public can evaluate the costs and benefits of technologies that monitor and track people.
The privacy commission was established in the wake of controversy resulting from Oakland’s effort to build the Domain Awareness Center, a city-wide surveillance hub that would have monitored people’s activities from a variety of cameras and sensors.

Source: Oakland Privacy Commission Approves Surveillance Transparency and Oversight Law | East Bay Express


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