Hearing for Oregon privacy bill

A public hearing for a state-level privacy bill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th from 1pm – 2:30pm. The legislation is called the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act, and here’s a summary: “Permits consumers to obtain from a controller that processes consumer personal data confirmation as to whether controller is processing consumer’s personal data and categories…

Stop Surveillance Community Forum

PDX Privacy is co-sponsoring a community forum on surveillance with Sisters of the Road, Carceral Tech Resistance Network, Freedom to Thrive, and the Oregon Justice Resource Center. The two-hour, hybrid event will take place at Grinds & Vines (3520 SE Yamhill) and online on March 14th, 2023, at 6pm, and will feature presentations from: Panelists…

PCCEP Town Hall on Gunshot Detection Systems

Members of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) are holding a Town Hall on Gunshot Detection Technology, including ShotSpotter and EAGL Technology, on March 1 from 6-9 PM, and they want to hear from you! Attend and share your concerns, questions, and feedback about gunshot detection technologies and any associated future policies. Join the…

Portland Surveillance Technologies Policy

On Monday, October 17, 2022, Hector Dominguez, of Smart City PDX, joined us and Portland’s TA3M to discuss the surveillance technologies policy that his team and Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights have been working on for the past year. The proposed policy is a binding resolution, which you can read here:https://www.smartcitypdx.com/news/2022/9/20/september-2022-surveillance-technologies-policy-updates Slides from…

Police Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance Audit

Last year, the City of Portland Auditor’s Office performed an audit of police surveillance used in the city, and we participated by providing input. The audit objective was to answer the question “Did police gather intelligence and conduct criminal investigations in a manner that protected privacy and civil liberties during the protests that occurred between…

Portland City Council Surveillance Work Session

Portland City Council will hold a work session on surveillance and digital justice on January 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM PST. Speakers at this meeting will inform City Council members about the impacts of surveillance technologies on local communities, describe how other cities have developed policies to regulate surveillance technology use, and discuss potential strategies…

Surveillance technologies policy development codesign event

On Monday, December 13th, we teamed up with Smart City PDX, Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, and Cascadia Partners to bring the community together tor an online surveillance technologies policy codesign event. The City of Portland is currently developing a comprehensive surveillance and privacy policy in order to create transparency and accountability processes…

Fall newsletter

The first edition of our periodic newsletter is now available! In it, we introduce ourselves and share some of the work we’ve been doing. To sign up for the newsletter, send a blank email with the subject heading “Subscribe” to newsletter@pdxprivacy.org, or you can read it here: https://www.pdxprivacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Fall-2021-Newsletter.pdf

TA3M Privacy Workshop Session 3

This video is the last of a 3-part privacy workshop we did at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays in June — 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions. AJ is a privacy advocate and the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile and author of the privacy…

TA3M Privacy Workshop Session 2

This video is the second of a 3-part privacy workshop we did at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays in June — 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions. AJ is a privacy advocate and the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile and author of the privacy…