Catherine Crump quoted by The Recorder (registration required), Dec. 5, 2016
Catherine Crump … said the decision is significant not so much because it safeguards phone data but rather because it resists an expansion of the grounds for warrantless police searches. … If a court had gone the opposite way, “then the power of police to search people going about their daily lives would have been sweeping,” she said.
Catherine Crump quoted by The Huffington Post, Nov. 30, 2016
“Courts have a special interest in ensuring that there’s footage available, because they’re the ones responsible for making sure juries reach accurate decisions. … “If they start imposing those types of consequences, police departments will take more seriously the risk that if you don’t turn these things on, then you’re not going to be able to achieve your law enforcement objective.”
Catherine Crump writes for San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 21, 2016
Now that the power of digital technologies to facilitate invasive, mass surveillance is widely known, it is time for citizens to demand greater transparency, oversight and control over surveillance in their communities. We look to local leaders to help safeguard our civil liberties.
Catherine Crump interviewed by PRI, July 6, 2016
“In reality, the government actually has access to far more information about what each of us says and does than it has ever had before. That’s not to say there isn’t some information that the government can’t access, but far from going dark, this is a golden age for law enforcement.”
Catherine Crump writes for San Francisco Chronicle, June 1, 2016
Just strapping cameras to police officers, however, won’t solve anything. The commission’s rules are a reasonable starting point, but it must monitor deployment closely and be prepared to shift course if the program falters.
Catherine Crump interviewed by KQED News, Jan. 22, 2016
“It’s an example of a community trying to grasp hold of how technology is changing, and actually exert some control over the degree which people are going to be subject to surveillance and then in what ways,” she said. … “Oakland has the capacity to really be a model here.”
Catherine Crump quoted in Engadget, May 9, 2015
UC Berkeley law professor Catherine Crump remains unimpressed. “It seems comical, but given the photo, not exactly an effort at concealment,” she told Ars Technica. “I am more interested in what else this town is doing with its $2 million police technology upgrade.”
Catherine Crump cited on ExchangeMagazine.com, December 12, 2014
A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
Catherine Crump quoted in CPJ Online, October 28, 2014
“Journalists who want to keep their materials safe need to use technological protection measures, such as encryption, rather than relying on the law.”
Catherine Crump writes for CNN.com, October 6, 2014
NSA-style mass surveillance technologies are making it possible for local police departments to gather information on each and every one of us, on a scale never before been possible.