ACLU-SC GOVERNMENT SURVELLANCE PROJECT
The ACLU (see below for all links), on both the national and Northern California levels, has always combatted unwarranted government intrusion and unnecessary and often illegal surveillance. The San Francisco-based Northern California ACLU office has published valuable reports on government surveillance and on ALPRs (Automated License-Plate Readers).
The Sonoma County Chapter is trying to address both these issues, although we do not yet have the volunteer resources that are necessary to significantly advance these projects.
At the invitation of the CAC (Community Advisory Committee) of the Sonoma County IOLERO (Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach), ACLU-SC made a presentation on Aug. 6, 2018 on the Sheriff’s Office draft policy on the Use of UAS vehicles (Unmanned Aerial Surveillance = drones). The Chapter subsequently met with Sheriff’s Office representatives. These efforts are currently ongoing.
The Chapter is establishing a Surveillance Task Force to address surveillance policies (or the lack thereof) of Sonoma County law enforcement agencies and cities. If you would like to participate, please contact Dave Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for all references:
National ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology
Northern California ACLU: https://www.aclunc.org/search?keys=Surveillance
ACLU on surveillance: https://www.aclunc.org/article/map-state-surveillance-californiaand https://www.aclunc.org/publications/making-smart-decisions-about-surveillance-guide-community-transparency-accountability
If you have any questions about these issues or would like to assist the Sonoma County ACLU Chapter’s activities in this area, please contact us at email@example.com.
Page last updated: December 6th, 2019