Surveillance at the Local Level

BY CATHERINE CRUMP, ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF LAW, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE SAMUELSON LAW, TECHNOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY CLINIC, AND CO-DIRECTOR OF THE BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW & TECHNOLOGY

Police departments throughout the country are using federal funds to purchase sophisticated surveillance technology. Often these systems are bought and installed without public debate and without even the knowledge of elected officials. Catherine Crump has studied this trend and discusses what can be done to ensure accountability and protect privacy. 

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