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…

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…

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…

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…

TA3M Privacy Workshop Session 1

This video is the first 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…

June privacy workshop

During the month of June, we held a 3-part privacy workshop at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays—June 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions and discussed the following topics: All sessions included an interactive portion where attendees were able to apply the information to their own…

Surveillance ordinance panel discussion

PDX Privacy and Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays co-hosted an online panel discussion about surveillance ordinances on March 15th. Panelists were Renard Bridgewater, with Eye on Surveillance in New Orleans, Kade Crockford of the ACLU Massachusetts, Tracy Rosenberg from both Media Alliance and Oakland Privacy, and Nathan “nash” Sheard from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since the…

Digital Justice and Surveillance

On Monday, February 22nd, Hector Dominguez, of Smart City PDX, gave a presentation to Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays about the City of Portland’s efforts towards achieving digital justice in Portland and rethinking surveillance. At the meeting, he explained how Smart City PDX is working to both define digital justice and to include that definition in…

City of Portland passes facial recognition bans

On Wednesday, September 9th, the Portland City Council unanimously passed two facial recognition ban ordinances: one that addresses the use of the technology by City bureaus and a second that addresses use by private entities in places of public accommodation. With the adoption of the public ban, Portland joined fourteen other cities that had already…