Help Bring Surveillance Transparency to Berkeley
On March 13 Berkeley is poised to become the first California city to follow in Santa Clara County's footsteps and adopt a comprehensive surveillance transparency framework. Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinances (SERO) mandate use policies for all spying equipment and audits of how the equipment was used. They get rid of secret surveillance and let the community know what is happening.
Berkeley's ordinance has been in development since July of 2016. It is time to make it law. Come out to show your support and mark this historic occasion. There is an alternative proposal on the agenda which waters down real transparency. We need you to defeat it and pass the real thing.The meeting starts at 6pm. We expect the item to come up in the 7-8pm range.The meeting could go quite late. Light Brigade at sunset outside the Berkeley Council Chambers.
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This message was brought to you by the folks at Oakland Privacy. Oakland Privacy has been fighting for transparency in law enforcement surveillance operations since 2013.
The Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, the first municipal citizens privacy commission in the country, was built out of Oakland's resistance to the Domain Awareness Center.
You may be interested in checking out the Oakland Privacy website, which has information about our other projects fighting against the surveillance state.