Protecting Our Communities, Respecting Our Liberties

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ACLU of Northern CA

A Forum on Real Choices in the Age of Technology

Surveillance technologies such as automated license plate readers, body cameras, and drones, to name a few, have the potential to give law enforcement an edge in fighting crime and bringing wrongdoers to justice. Yet the same technologies also raise serious concerns about privacy and civil liberties.

Throughout California, elected representatives and law enforcement leaders are faced with the task of finding a balance that serves their community.

At this Forum, speakers from California and elsewhere will discuss how law enforcement is procuring and using these technologies, how local communities are addressing the related policy issues and how to develop best practices for balancing the need to keep our communities safe while at the same time respecting privacy rights and civil liberties.

Refreshments provided courtesy of The Lares Institute, a think tank on technology, privacy and information governance.

Milton Marks Conference Center
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA

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Featured Speakers

  • Nicole A. Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California
  • M. Ahsan Baig, Division Manager, Public Safety Services & Business Applications, City of Oakland
  • Renee Domingo, Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, City of Oakland
  • Michael Downing, Deputy Chief, Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Brian Hofer, Chair, Domain Awareness Center Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Privacy and Data Retention, City of Oakland
  • Jennifer Lynch, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Deirdre Mulligan, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
  • Cynthia Renaud, Police Chief, City of Folsom
  • And a representative of the Police Executive Research Forum Protecting Our Communities, Respecting Our Liberties

Presented by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

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