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Our Upcoming Events
The Privacy Advisory Commission will be conducting a Public Hearing on a draft Surveillance Technology Ordinance at its regular meeting on Thursday January 5th, 2017 from 5 to 7pm in City Council Chambers at Oakland City Hall. This is an opportunity to learn about the proposed ordinance and to provide public comment before the Commission submits it to the Oakland City Council for consideration.
Click here to read the draft ordinance. If you wish to submit written comments, direct them to:
Assistant to the City Administrator
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 11th floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Privacy Advisory Commission
The Privacy Advisory Commission provides advice to the City of Oakland on best practices to protect Oaklanders' privacy rights in connection with the City's purchase and use of surveillance equipment and other technology that collects or stores our data.
On January 19, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance NO.13349 C.M.S. which created and defined the duties of the Privacy Advisory Commission.
Those duties are broadly listed here:
- Provide advice and technical assistance to the City of Oakland on best practices to protect citizen privacy rights in connection with the City’s purchase and use of surveillance equipment and other technology that collects or stores citizen data.
- Draft for City Council consideration, model legislation relevant to privacy and data protection, including a Surveillance Equipment Usage Ordinance.
- Submit annual reports and recommendations to the City Council regarding: (1) the City’s use of surveillance equipment, and (2) whether new City surveillance equipment privacy and data retention policies should be developed or such existing policies be amended.
- Provide analyses to the City Council of pending federal, state and local legislation relevant to the City’s purchase and/or use of technology that collects, stores, transmits, handles or processes citizen data.
- Conduct public hearings, make reports, findings and recommendations either to the City Administrator or the City Council, as appropriate including an annual report to be presented in writing to the City Council.
- Review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding any proposed changes to the operations of the Domain Awareness Center (“DAC”) and/or proposed changes to the City’s Policy for Privacy and Data Retention for the Port Domain Awareness Center (“DAC Policy”) as specified in Resolution 85638 C.M.S.
District 1 Reem Suleiman
District 2 Yaman Salahi
District 3 Brian M. Hofer
District 4 Lou Katz
District 5 Raymundo Jacquez III
District 6 Clint M. Johnson
District 7 Robert T. Oliver
At Large Saied R. Karamooz
Mayoral Deirdre K. Mulligan
The History of the Privacy Advisory Commission
How did the Privacy Advisory Commission begin?
In March 2014, the City Council established an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to develop a Privacy and Data Retention Policy for the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), a City-Port security project located at the Emergency Operations Center.
This Committee developed a Policy for the DAC and proposed a set of additional recommendations for the City Council to consider. One of the key recommendations that the City Council considered and adopted was the Creation of a Permanent Standing Privacy Advisory Commission to develop and advise on citywide privacy concerns.
2017 Meeting Agendas
2016 Agendas and Meeting Videos
|July 14, 2016 |
|PAC Meeting Agenda, DRAFT By-Laws for the PAC, |
PAC Final Ordinance 13349 C.M.S.
|August 11, 2016||PAC Meeting Agenda, PAC Meeting Minutes, 7/14/16, DRAFT: Cell Site Simulator Technology Report & Resolution, 8/2016, Surveillance Technology Assessment Questionnaire, Model Surveillance Technology Ordinance-ys redline||Video|
|Sept. 1, 2016||PAC Meeting Agenda, PAC Meeting Minutes, 8/11/16, Surveillance Technology Questionnaire, 8/26/16, Surveillance Technology Ordinance, 8/26/16||Video|
|Oct. 6, 2016||PAC Meeting Agenda, PAC Meeting Minutes, 9/1/16, Cellular Site Simulator Staff Report, 9/26/16, Attachment A-Cell Site Simulator MOU-Clean, Attachment B-XXX Cellular Site Simulator Policy-Final, Cellular Site Simulator Resolution, Surveillance Technology Ordinance, 9/30/16, Ordinance Report Timeline, 9/30/16||Video|
|Oct. 20, 2016||Special Meeting Agenda, Cellular Site Simulator Staff Report-Clean, Cellular Site Simulator Staff Report-Redline, Attachment A-Cell Site Simulator MOU-Clean, Attachment B-XXX Cellular Site Simulator Policy-Clean, Attachment B-XXX Cellular Site Simulator Policy-Redline, Cellular site Simulator Resolution-Clean, Cellular Site Simulator Resolution-Redline||Video|
|Nov. 3, 2016||PAC Meeting Agenda; PAC Meeting Minutes, 10/6/16; PAC Meeting Minutes, 10/20/16;Surveillance Technology Ordinance 11/3/16; Ordinance Report Timeline 11/3/16; Memorandum-Streetline Smart Parking System, PAC_MFord; Attachment A-Oakland BID Alliance Support for Smart Parking Management; Attachment B-Streetline Smart Parking Proposal; Attachment C-Streetline Draft Agreement; Attachment D-Streetline Smart Parking System Presentation for Oakland PAC||Video|