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Just Two Votes Away from Surveillance Oversight in California

SB21, a California state ordinance that will mandate extensive oversight of police surveillance technology, is just two votes from being penned into law. Restore the Fourth is urging all Californians, on behalf of¬†Oakland Privacy, to contact state representatives by Friday to urge them to bring the bill out of suspense for Gov. Brown to sign. […]

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California Surveillance Equipment Bill Gains Important Amendments with Urging of Privacy Rights Advocates; Passes Committee

UPDATE:  (5/31/17) SB21 passed the California State Senate 21-15, and now will move on to the Assembly. SB 21 was filed in December by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), proposing that all new law enforcement surveillance equipment to be first approved by local government. The approval process would require agencies to submit a Surveillance Use Policy at […]