Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting
Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide mass surveillance center.
On July 31st after midnight the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve allocating $2 million to continue to develop the Domain Awareness Center that would integrate surveillance cameras from all over the Port of Oakland, the city, BART, AC Transit, traffic cameras, and other sensors into a local ‘fusion’ center that could effectively track private citizens movements throughout the region. Video and data feeds from all over Oakland are to be aggregated and monitored at the DAC, then analyzed with license plate recognition software, thermal imaging, and body movement recognition software, possibly facial recognition software, and more — all with absolutely no privacy or data-retention policies in place, or substantive debate at the committee or council level about the program.
November 20th, again after midnight, the City Council voted 6-1 to find a new contractor for the DAC after it came to light that the previous major contractor, SAIC, was involved in nuclear weapons development in contravention of Oakland’s nuclear free policy.
The Oakland Privacy Working Group and others are continuing to organize against these encroachments upon our liberty and privacy.
If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send an email to: email@example.com
First Friday: Oakland Privacy Group Exhibit and Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center
Friday, December 6, 2013
5:30pm – 9:00pm
First Friday – We’ll be somewhere in the mix!
Telegraph Avenue & 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Join Oakland Privacy Group as we pass out literature, present a slide show, perhaps have mock-up surveillance units, and discuss our opposition to the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s implementation of ’1984′ on steroids.
Join us also for our next meeting at the Sudo Room on December 11th.
The City of Oakland is building a citywide surveillance center, the Domain Awareness Center (DAC). Here are the purchasing invoices associated with that project from March through July of 2013:
Members of the Oakland Privacy Working Group filed a public records request for documentation on the Oakland surveillance center, the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), and contractor SAIC.
Here are the documents received. More are promised to be on the way soon.
- DAC Public Records Request
- SAIC Proposal Part A1 (Redacted)
- SAIC Proposal Part B1 (Redacted)
- SAIC Proposal Part C1 (Redacted)
Please have a look and let us know if you notice anything.