Author: Brian Hofer

Oakland Poised To Protect Civil Liberties

Update 5-10-17: Oakland’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on May 9 to support the Surveillance Technology Ordinance. Thanks largely to your letters, calls and emails.¬† My guest piece in the East Bay Express, on why Oakland needs to adopt a…

Berkeley Law panel on Stingrays

On March 8, 2017 at 12:45pm, panelists Professor Catherine Crump, Steve Trush, and Oakland Privacy member Brian Hofer will speak at the Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association’s “What are Stingrays?”, regarding cell site simulator use by law enforcement. Watch the…

Yes, We Can

Today, ACLU National announced its campaign to #TakeCTRL, by empowering local communities to take back control over their police department’s use of surveillance equipment. You can read about it here. Locally, our success has helped inspire the national campaign. You…