The Circle of HOPE (2018): "OpenOversight: XKEYSCORE for Cops - Tracking and Surveilling Your Local Police Department" (Download)
Sunday, July 22, 2018: 10:00 am (Vaughan): Through highly sophisticated surveillance technology from drones and license plate readers to facial recognition, law enforcement agencies have sweeping and unprecedented abilities to compile databases of the people. But despite these capabilities and the prevalence of police abuse of power, the public is largely left in the dark about law enforcement and their activities. In this political context, it’s on the people to hold police accountable, and surveillance technology and data collection are methods that should not be unilaterally in the hands of law enforcement. OpenOversight is a project developed by data liberation collective Lucy Parsons Labs that consolidates police information from public records, public submissions, and web scraping into an open-source, community governed database. In this session, Jennifer and Camille will discuss how it works, how you can bring it to your city, and what’s next.