Watch the watchers. Empower the people.

Police departments across the U.S. deploy privacy-invading surveillance technology, including in Santa Clara County, CA.

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Black lives matter.

Black individuals are 100 times more likely to be misidentified by facial recognition surveillance, a technique currently employed in San Jose, CA.

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About the CPC

Founded in the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Citizens Privacy Coalition of Santa Clara County (CPC) exists to watch the watchers and empower the people of Santa Clara County, California. We accomplish this using the following methods:


We probe city and county government offices through public records requests to determine techniques and funding behind surveillance efforts.


We assist government officials in the drafting and passing laws that promote oversight and transparency into surveillance tactics and spending.


We train activists, journalists, and the public — especially members of under represented communities — in anti-surveillance techniques.

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