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Feinstein Says “Opt-In, Not Opt-Out”.

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on consumer privacy regulation, California’s senior Senator Dianne Feinstein called for affirmative opt-in requirements for sales of consumer data, rather then the more conventional ability to opt-out. The change to an affirmative opt-in requirement is…

A Short History of Urban Shield.

On March 14th, 2019, the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative Approval Authority voted unanimously to take the monies for Urban Shield and other emergency preparedness programs usually distributed to Alameda County and redistribute them around the Bay Area, to…

SF’s Stop Secret Surveillance Act

This spring, the city of San Francisco will consider Oakland Privacy’s signature surveillance transparency regulation legislation, but with a twist. The Stop Secret Surveillance Act, introduced on January 29, 2019 by Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Board of Supes prez Norman…

2019 Bay Area UASI Grants

Every year, law enforcement agencies go to the Homeland Security till and ask for some new crime fighting gadgets. Here’s the list of what Bay Area law enforcement agencies want in 2019. *Sonoma County wants an LRAD (long range acoustical…