Opinion: BART Poised to Lead in Protecting Civil Liberties
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is on the verge of implementing significant reforms aimed at protecting the civil liberties of its riders, including a first-of-its-kind transit surveillance equipment ordinance.
Brian Hofer and Sameena Usman
September 11, 2018 at 5:41PM
On Sept. 13, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is poised to vote on a surveillance equipment ordinance that, if implemented, will significantly protect the right to privacy and safeguard the civil liberties of BART riders while still ensuring public safety. The ordinance will require public notice and public debate prior to seeking funding, acquiring equipment, or otherwise moving forward with surveillance technology proposals.