Tracking and Trust

2020-09-14T14:23:37+00:00August 18th, 2020|

Montana Free Press

Such pledges are hardly enough to convince Albert Fox Cahn, founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project at New York’s Urban Justice Center, who likens the initial wave of enthusiasm about contact tracing technology to the unsupported theory that hydroxychloroquine represented some sort of miracle cure.

The NYPD’s Facial Recognition Policy Leaves A Lot of Leeway the Department Says It’s Not Using

2020-07-27T12:18:33+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

Gotham Gazette

"The protocols described by the facial identification policy are quite broad and are still open to rampant abuse," said Albert Fox Cahn, founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) at the Urban Justice Center.

NYC’s coronavirus tracing program is making small strides

2020-07-06T15:16:04+00:00July 1st, 2020|

City and State

“The lack of privacy protections (when it comes to contact tracing) is a nightmare but also a potential public health catastrophe,” Albert Fox Cahn, the founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project at the Urban Justice Center, a civil rights and privacy advocacy group, told City & State.

NYPD may soon have to divulge surveillance technologies

2020-07-06T15:16:59+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Roll Call

The legislation earned the support of powerful allies, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society, the Brennan Center for Justice and the Urban Justice Center’s Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, or STOP, which campaigns specifically for limitations on surveillance by the NYPD.

Surveillance and the City: Contact Tracing, the NYPD’s Newest Spy Tool?

2020-07-06T15:18:31+00:00June 15th, 2020|

Gotham Gazette

In New York City, if contact tracing databases are added to the NYPD’s growing armory of tracking tools the consequences will be disastrous. Our over-policed communities of color—those same communities that bear the brunt of this nightmarish pandemic—will face an impossible choice: provide information or help public health, or hide information to protect loved ones from police.

Surveillance and the City: Public Trust Needed for a Public Tracing System

2020-07-06T15:19:52+00:00May 14th, 2020|

Gotham Gazette

But that’s precisely the problem: privacy is already a part of the fight against the pandemic. If the Governor can’t give a clear and direct response to questions like, “who has access to the data,” then how can New Yorkers be expected to provide that data in the first place?

Lawyers Launch Effort To Track Policing Of Social Distancing

2020-04-29T22:30:06+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Law 360

Albert Fox Cahn, who directs Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, part of the Urban Justice Center, said that his team hopes to better understand the scope of law enforcement surveillance efforts in order to target potential Fourth Amendment violations as localities work to contain the spread of COVID-19.