From the Organizers:
Last year, staff at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office performed an audit of police intelligence gathering and surveillance, and their report will be released to the public this month. 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?" Further details about the audit are available here.
At this month's meeting, Elizabeth Pape, from the City of Portland Auditor’s Office, will join us to share the results of the audit. Come and learn about the audit process, why this specific topic was chosen, and the conclusions reached as a result of the audit. As City legislators look to enact a surveillance ordinance for Portland, considering the impacts of surveillance on privacy and civil liberties is an important step in setting the course for Portland's use of surveillance technologies.
Monday, April 18
6 pm - 7 pm PT
This event is organized not by EFF, but by PDX Privacy—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.