May 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm PDT

Portland's Techno-Activism Third Monday's, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

From the Organizers:

We've looked at how municipalities use surveillance technologies and how the public can have input into the acquisition and use process related to these systems, but what about private entities? How are they using technology to surveil us? What happens when private organizations fund surveillance tech or enter into contracts with city governments to provide surveillance services?

This month, local Portland tech journalist Kate Kaye will join us to talk about the ways companies and other private entities are surveilling the public and what that means for our privacy and government policies for tech and data use. We'll discuss ownership and sharing of the data collected and how we might get back control of what information is collected and how it's used.

Speaker bio:

Kate Kaye is the creator of the the City Surveillance Watch podcast, a three-part scripted series delving into the dichotomy of smart city tech and its surveillance implications. She also is one of the only journalists anywhere to track closely the saga of Portland’s city mobility tracking project with Sidewalk Labs sibling Replica and the city’s groundbreaking facial recognition ban.



Monday, May 17
6 pm -7 pm PT


Online (via Zoom)

This event is organized not by EFF, but by Portland's Techno-Activism Third Monday's,—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.