Oakland's Privacy Advisory Commission inches closer to passing the city's first policy on cell site simulators.
On Tuesday, Alameda County became the first county in California to implement new regulations on controversial spying devices used by police.
The unanimously approved draft policy will govern the use of data collected by thermal-imaging technology on the Oakland Police Department’s helicopter.
The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
A surveillance hub being assembled in Oakland could potentially be the largest and most comprehensive citywide surveillance system in California.