The moment on when BART formally enacted the sixth surveillance transparency ordinance in California, the ninth in the country and the first by a transit district. September 27, 2018
With Oakland Privacy catalyzing the turnout, members of ACLU, EFF, DSA, Oakland Privacy, APTP, East Bay For Everyone, Media Alliance, AROC, and the public spoke at BART’s August 9th Board of Directors meeting with essentially one voice against BART proposals for increased surveillance on the transit system.
Oakland privacy members Brian Hofer, Tracy Rosenberg, Lou Katz and Don Fogg spoke during public comment, reminding the board that a surveillance equipment regulation ordinance, approved in theory over a year and a half ago, had still not had its language finalized nor come before the board – and needed to before any new surveillance equipment was approved.
Civil Rights Groups Letter of Opposition to BART Security PlanOpposition to BART surveillance proposal - 8.8.2018 - 5pm