First public discussion session on Portland’s surveillance technologies inventory

Community Event
The Smart City PDX program and the Office of Equity and Human Rights have been directed to design and implement a citywide surveillance technologies inventory. These events will allow attendees to learn more and participate in defining what information needs to be part of the inventory.
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Available Online

At this event you will learn to identify surveillance technologies and explore what information needs to be part of the citywide inventory of surveillance technologies.

Some questions we will explore are:

  • If you see a new surveillance camera on your block, what do you want to know about it?
  • Would you be concerned if a city employee accessed information about where you park your car or how the City uses security cameras?
  • What level of information do you think a technology inventory needs to include?

Recommended reading

  1. San Francisco inventory

  2. Seattle inventory

  3. Seattle 2021 Q1 report

  4. Public signaling of technologies example (DTPR)

  5. Video explaining DTPR

  6. Using DTPR in Boston (Digital Transparency in the Public Realm)

  7. BART 2021 annual report

  8. Oakland PAC meeting packet November 2021

  9. Algorithm register (Amsterdam-Helsinki)

About Smart City PDX

Smart City PDX is a program of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability of the City of Portland, and its mission includes to use data and technology responsibly to support a healthy, safe, more affordable and prosperous Portland for everyone.

About the Office of Equity and Human Rights

The Office of Equity and Human Rights is a City of Portland agency that promotes equity and reduction of disparities within City government; it also works with community partners to promote equity and inclusion within Portland and throughout the region, producing measurable improvements and disparity reductions.

Services provided

Special accommodation, ASL or interpretation services will be accessible upon request. Email us at about any accommodations needed.