Oakland Privacy

When:
October 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2020-10-14T18:30:00-07:00
2020-10-14T20:30:00-07:00
Where:
Online via Zoom

Next Meeting

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailWHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WE CONTINUE TO MEET VIA CONFERENCE CALL. WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON AT THE OMNI.

EMAIL CONTACT@OAKLANDPRIVACY.ORG A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM CONTACT INFO.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 6:30 PM.

DISREGARD THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH FOR THE NONCE:

WHERE: Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
(if you arrive past 6:30 PM, look for us upstairs, downstairs or in the ballroom. Check the whiteboard near the entrance for room location.)

CONTINUE HERE:

  • Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against ICE, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area. (We have been successful in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Clara County, Davis, Palo Alto and BART with more to come.)
  • We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone, mass public identification systems such as facial recognition and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted City, County, State and Federal Governments.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

op-logo-excerpt4Oakland Privacy (nee Oakland Privacy Working Group) originally came together to fight against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. Oakland Privacy was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network; its members helped draft the Privacy Policy that puts further restrictions on the now Port-restricted DAC, and made Oakland’s new Privacy Advisory Commission to the City Council happen.  We were also the lead in having Alameda County pass the most comprehensive privacy and usage policy in the country for deployment of “Stingray” technology (cell phone interceptors). We played an important role in terminating Urban Shield, fighting against it and the militarized policing it represented since our inception.

We won a Barlow Award on 9/12/19 from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our actions.

We have presented our work at RightsCon in San Francisco and at Left Forum and HOPE in New York City.

If you would like to attend our meeting and would like a quick introduction to what we’re doing before we dive right into the thick of things, send email to  contact@oaklandprivacy.org and one of us will try to arrange to show up twenty minutes early to give you some background on our work.

Stop by and learn how you can help guard our right not to be spied on by the government.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, send an email to:

oaklandprivacyworkinggroup-subscribe AT lists.riseup.net or contact@oaklandprivacy.org

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