February is a critical month for Mass Surveillance Reform in Oakland

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In March, 2014, a coalition of civil liberties organizations successfully stopped the expansion of Domain Awareness in the Port of Oakland.

In February, we have the opportunity to build upon the success of the DAC effort and implement the recommendations of the DAC Ad Hoc Privacy Committee.

Among these recommendations is creating a Surveillance Transparency Municipal Ordinance championed by Restore the Fourth, ACLU of California, and the Bay Area Civil Liberties Coalition.

In the last year, we have seen how surveillance technologies adopted by local police departments quickly expand into data acquisition for vast national systems of mass surveillance.

The ACLU has revealed how the plate numbers of millions of vehicles have been collected by city police departments and integrated into a national car tracking system that drives the DEA asset forfeiture program.

How can you help?

Attend the Public Safety Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10th at 6pm

Contact the Oakland City Council (even if you reside outside of Oakland) and tell them you support the recommendations.

Desley Brooks, Chair || dbrooks@oaklandnet.com || @desleyb

Noel Gallo || ngallo@oaklandnet.com

Abel Guillén || aguillen@oaklandnet.com || @Abel_Guillen

Dan Kalb || dkalb@oaklandnet.com || @DanKalb

Help bring the Surveillance Transparency Ordinance to your community.

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