Surveillance Identity and YOU
Session Topic: Surveillance, Identity, and You
Notes-taker: Kris Alman
Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:
Local level efforts to address issues of surveillance
Domain awareness Center http://oaklandwiki.org <oaklandwiki.org> in Oakland; central headquarters of camera data; no notes without reasonable suspicion; good policy with constraints yet demonstrating continued crime reduction (drugs, homicides); City of Oakland continues to want to get money from DHS…
Binney’s thin thread a model.
Surveillance: Commercial tracking vs governmental tracking; but government is using back door to data (e.g. google clouds overseas) 18 USC1030-CFA2703d
Different democratic process for the two; corporate surveillance is “opt in”; labeling is helpful for latter; EFF sends updates to privacy changes; the Acxioms and Facebooks can’t be reined in; difference between data collection and data shared;
Identity: User profile
You: Issues of transparency
Recommended policies: Ad hoc citizens committee with privacy officer to be appointed and whistleblower ordinance that allows it to be ok (so far only one person that can get information); references to fair information practices; requirements for audit;
Data (video stream) v information (a bookmark): both can be seen as metadata
Q as to how federal laws take precedence; data sharing policies come into; question of data ownership; only data have jurisdiction of is the bookmarks; videos not stored by city; data retention records act for CA. 2 years for Port of Oakland. No facial recognition. An officer is monitoring. Can remediate if feel wrongly identified—which means you only hear that you are recorded when there is a lawsuit.