From the Organizers:
Last year, staff at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office joined us to discuss the results of their audit of police intelligence gathering and surveillance during the 2020 protests. The objective of the audit was to answer the question "Did police gather intelligence and conduct criminal investigations in a manner that protected privacy and civil liberties during the protests that occurred between May 2020 and May 2021?".
As part of their report, the auditors made a number of recommendations to the city on ways to better protect the privacy and civil liberties of the community during protests and any related investigations.
What were the auditor's recommendations? How many of the proposed changes were implemented, and what are the results so far? What is the likelihood that any remaining suggestions will also be put into effect? Have any new practices or procedures been adopted in the past year that go against the auditor's guidance?
Join us this month when Elizabeth Pape, from the City of Portland Auditor’s Office, shares an update on the status of the recommendations and their enactment. She'll also provide details about the path forward on future police surveillance in the city. Bring your questions, and join the conversation!
Monday, July 24
6pm - 7pm PDT
Online (via Zoom)
This event is organized not by EFF, but by PDXPrivacy, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.