This resolution creates foundational guidelines and capacity for managing surveillance technologies. The City’s Privacy and Information Protection Principles serve as guidance to City Bureaus. Bureaus can put in place best practices for the use and selection of surveillance technologies.
Community members are invited to participate and share oral testimony during the Portland City Council public hearing session. Register to provide public testimony in advance of the hearing.
If community members are not able to join to share your public testimony, you can submit written testimony before the public hearing via the Map App policy site.
This policy directs BPS’ Smart City PDX program and the Office of Equity and Human Rights to coordinate different policy actions. These directives include creating a citywide inventory of surveillance technologies and include impact assessments when City bureaus are planning to use surveillance technologies.
Our team encourages community members to share their thoughts about this policy and how surveillance technologies should be managed in the City of Portland.
Download the Smart City PDX zine on Digital Rights, Digital Justice, and Surveillance Technologies (available in English and Spanish).