From the Organizers:
What is a privacy advisory commission? What types of privacy issues does it address? Who does it advise? How does it work? Should Portland have one?
These are some of the questions we'll explore this month as the City of Portland looks to rethink surveillance.
Brian Hofer, Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, will join us to discuss his work on Oakland's commission and how that agency came into being. He'll also talk about how such an advisory body might work here in Portland.
This is a great opportunity to learn about potential privacy-related happenings in Portland and how you can get involved. Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!
Brian Hofer is Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. He was instrumental in the formation of an ad-hoc citizen committee to start drafting privacy policies for the City of Oakland and successfully fought for a permanent committee tasked with oversight of surveillance equipment. That committee is now the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission.
6 pm -7 pm PT
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.