Organizations

The proposed Domain Awareness Center (DAC) privacy & data retention policy will be coming before Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee on February 10, 2015. Now is the time to contact the members of the Public Safety Committee to ask that they support the DAC Committee’s recommendations.

If you represent an organization and would like to endorse the recommendations, please use your official letterhead. See the bullet points below, and feel free to use this letter from Media Alliance (PDF) as a template.

Letters & Resolutions in Support of Proposed Privacy Policy

You can read the proposed policy and recommendations below:

Contact the Public Safety Committee:

Desley Brooks, Chair || dbrooks@oaklandnet.com || @desleyb
Noel Gallo || ngallo@oaklandnet.com
Abel Guillén || aguillen@oaklandnet.com || @Abel_Guillen
Dan Kalb || dkalb@oaklandnet.com || @DanKalb

Please also share your letter with us at oaklandprivacy@gmail.com.

DAC Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations to the Oakland City Council

DAC Privacy and Data Retention Policy

  • Limits access to DAC and data only to those with a Need to Know involved in an Allowable Use. Third party data sharing requires Council approval via MOU.
  • Robust Internal and External audits. Robust annual compliance reporting.
  • Disclosure of all data, protocols, sharing agreements, use logs, etc. unless expressly prohibited by law.
  • Statutory damages and misdemeanor charges for violations. Private right of action.
  • No additional retention – data stored on originating equipment.
  • Create privacy officer roles, internal and external to ensure compliance, help audit.

Standing Privacy Committee

  • Advise the City on broad privacy related matters, including oversight of DAC and surveillance equipment.
  • Proposed changes to DAC Policy or DAC would come through committee first, before Council.
  • Draft citywide privacy policy.

Amendments to existing Whistleblower Ordinance

  • Change definition so that “any person” can report abuse, not limited to employees.
  • Add section creating multiple avenues for reporting, not limited to direct supervisor or normal chain of command, and section requiring training.

New Surveillance Equipment Ordinance

  • Informed public debate about any surveillance technology proposal prior to acquisition or pursuing funding.
  • Informed decisions by Council – must consider costs, both fiscal and to civil liberties.
  • Privacy and data retention policies for all equipment before use allowed.
  • Liability for misuse.
  • Ongoing oversight and accountability, including annual auditing and public reporting.

Thank you for your support.

 


 

March 2014

Are you involved with an organization or community group that opposes Domain Awareness Center (DAC) mass surveillance?

Please consider signing on to our letter, or writing your own letter to the Oakland City Council, the Mayor, and the City Attorney.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or to share your letter or signature. Thank you very much for your support!

Group Letters Opposing the Domain Awareness Center:

  • NEW: Group Letter Opposing the Domain Awareness Center (March 3, 2014)
    This is the group letter that you would be signing for delivery before the March 4 City Council meeting.

    • Oakland Education Association
    • Normon Solomon, Co-Founder, RootsAction
    • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
    • Anakbayan East Bay
    • Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Freeman Fellow at The Fellowship of Reconciliation
    • Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Board of Education Member
    • Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley City Council, Alameda Democratic Central Committee Member
    • Jason Toro, San Leandro School Board Trustee
    • J Francisco Zermeno, Hayward City Council Member
    • Cynthia Chandler, co-founder Justice Now, Alameda Democratic Central Committee alternate
    • Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice
    • Phat Beets Produce
    • The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition
    • Kazu Haga, East Point Peace Academy
    • Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Media Alliance
    • Berkeley Copwatch
    • Women for Genuine Security
    • Rev. Deborah Lee, Director of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE-CA)
    • Leonard Raphael
    • Access
    • National Lawyers Guild
    • Oakland Privacy Working Group
    • Bill of Rights Defense Committee
    • Cat Brooks, ONYX Organizing Committee
    • Wilson Riles, President Oakland Community Action Network, former Oakland Council Member
    • Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
    • Arab Resource and Organizing Center
    • CODEPINK
    • Elaine Brown, former Chair Black Panther Party
    • Mike Katz-Lacabe, San Leandro USD School Board Trustee
    • Margarita Lacabe, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
    • Igor Tregub, California Democratic Party AD15 Delegate; California Young Democrats VP
    • Rick Trullinger, Alternate Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
    • Janet Arnold, Member County Council Green Party of Alameda County
    • Michael Rubin, Member Oakland Greens
    • David Keenan, Bay Area Public School Organizer
    • Elliott Halpern, ACLU Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter Board Member
    • Mary Madden, Organizer, Alameda County Against Drones
    • Oakland International Socialist Organization
    • Tarak Kauff, Board of Directors, Veterans for Peace
    • Fight for the Future
    • Stop Big Brother
    • Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
    • March 15 Organizing Committee
    • Prison Activist Resource Center
  • Group Letter Opposing the Domain Awareness Center (February 18, 2014)
    Signed by:

    • Oakland Privacy Working Group
    • Prison Activist Resource Center
    • Bill of Rights Defense Committee
    • Cat Brooks, ONYX Organizing Committee
    • Wilson Riles, President Oakland Community Action Network, former Oakland Council Member
    • Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area
      Arab Resource and Organizing Center
    • Code Pink Bay Area
    • Elaine Brown, former Chair Black Panther Party
    • March 15 Organizing Committee
    • Mary Madden, Organizer, Alameda County Against Drones
    • Oakland International Socialist Organization
    • Mike Katz-Lacabe, San Leandro USD School Board Trustee
    • Margarita Lacabe, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
    • Igor Tregub, California Democratic Party AD15 Delegate; California Young Democrats VP
    • Rick Trullinger, Alternate Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee.
    • Janet Arnold, Member County Council Green Party of Alameda County
    • Michael Rubin, Member Oakland Greens
    • David Keenan, Bay Area Public School Organizer
    • Elliott Halpern, ACLU Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter Board Member
    • Tarak Kauff, Board of Directors, Veterans for Peace

Individual Organization Letters & Resolutions Opposing the DAC:


Contact us to add your organization. Thank you!

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