Santa Cruz: ACLU Forum on Mass Surveillance

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 Louden Nelson Community Center

Mass Surveillance: Benefits, Dangers, and Solutions

Spy drones, automated license plate readers, street corner cameras, cell phone trackers, call interception, and social media monitoring software are some of the many methods used today to monitor our daily movements and communications.

Join us in Santa Cruz for a public forum on the risks of mass surveillance and what we can do about it, including questions from the audience.

Free and open to the public.

Moderated by

  • Dr. Eileen Zurbriggen, professor of psychology at UC Santa Cruz


  • Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • Retiring Capitola Chief of Police Rudy Escalante

  • Former State Senator and current Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who recently achieved enactment of the first ordinance requiring public input and the balancing of civil liberties in connection with the acquisition of surveillance equipment.

Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA

This forum is sponsored by the Santa Cruz Chapter of the ACLU of Northern California. Co-sponsors: Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

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