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Daily Dashboard | Oakland, Calif., lawsuit alleges PD violated surveillance policy and other updates Related reading: Mixed messaging around progress toward EU-US data transfer solution




  • A lawsuit filed by the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission in California alleges the Oakland Police Department provided license plate data to the FBI in violation of the city’s policy, while failing to provide the commission with information necessary for its work, Government Technology reports.
  • The New York Times reports on the New York Police Department’s use of digital surveillance tools, like facial recognition and license plate readers, following the Sept. 11 attacks. Critics say the counterterrorism tools open New Yorkers to routine surveillance.
  • The Guardian reports it obtained internal records showing Los Angeles Police Department officers were directed to record social media accounts and basic biographical information of every civilian they interview on “field interview cards” for use in “investigations, arrests, and prosecutions.”

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