Oakland privacy commission approves surveillance transparency and oversight law

Catherine Crump quoted by East Bay Express, Jan. 6, 2017

According to Crump, Oakland’s adoption of the ordinance and its various requirements signals to law enforcement agencies that the secret acquisition and use of surveillance technologies like cell phone trackers, drones, and license plate readers, is a problem, and that the solution is to require public hearings and to allow the public to evaluate the costs and benefits of these technologies before they’re deployed.