Friday, May 10, 2024

#131 / A Community Conversation on Surveillance

Beginning in 2014, and continuing to last year, I taught a Legal Studies course at UCSC that focused on "Privacy, Technology, And Freedom." If you click that link, you'll be able to read one of my earlier blog postings, from 2015, which discusses the course. My past involvement with that UCSC "Senior Seminar" is what must have garnered me the honor of acting as the moderator for an upcoming, online examination of "Privacy," in the context of recent actions by local governments in Santa Cruz County. 

The "Community Conversation on Surveillance and the Expectation of Privacy," over which I am slated to preside, will take place on Monday, May 20th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The discussion is being hosted by the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the ACLU of Northern California. This community discussion will focus, most specifically, on the use of "Automated License Plate Readers" by Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies. 

If your schedule permits, please join our online discussion on May 20, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. I will be moderating. Click right here to register

Participants in this community discussion will include Tracy Rosenberg, the Executive Director of Oakland Privacy; Nick Hidalgo, staff attorney for the ACLU of Northern California, head of its "Technology and Civil Liberties Program"; Matthew Guariglia, Senior Policy Analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Mike Gennaco, who serves as an independent Police Auditor for the City of Santa Cruz, and serves, also, in the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office of Inspector General

Again, I hope you'll sign up and join in because this is an extremely important topic, and we all need to know what's happening, and to understand the implications of what's happening for both our "privacy" and (ultimately) our "freedom," as automated license plate readers are deployed throughout our local communities.  Here's that link, one more time: 

Please join our online discussion on May 20, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Click right here to register

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