Regulating Surveillance

Supervisor Simitian’s “Surveillance Technology and Community Safety Ordinance” was the first in the nation to provide meaningful oversight and transparency for all government surveillance at the local level.  The 2016 law spells out what actions are required before allocating public funds for the purchase or use of surveillance technologies. 

Read the San Jose Inside story:
Santa Clara County passes landmark surveillance law​

Read the Mercury News story:
County surveillance technology policy deserves support

Read the Guardian story:
Meet Joe Simitian, Silicon Valley's surveillance technology watchdog​

Read our press release:
Cutting-edge surveillance ordinance approved for Santa Clara County​​

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