Jan 052017
 January 5, 2017  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.  Add comments

Kate Denardi reports:

A bill filed last month with the California Senate for the 2017 legislative session would prohibit the acquisition of new surveillance technology without local government approval, as well as require all law enforcement agencies to submit a comprehensive Surveillance Use Policy.

SB 21, filed by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, extends existing privacy standards for automatic license plate readers and cell-intercept devices to all surveillance technology used by law enforcement agencies, according to Hill. The policy is favored by privacy rights advocates who desire stronger checks and balances on police use of surveillance technology.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

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