California Legislation to Watch

A New Bill Restores California’s Power to Fight Secret Surveillance

By Matt Cagle Law enforcement agencies are deploying secret and invasive surveillance technologies to collect sensitive location and biometric data, target local activists, and feed ICE’s deportation machine.... Read More


Is Your Community Making Smart Decisions about Surveillance?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” The saying has been around for decades, but it has never been truer in an era where technology so often seems to promise something for nothing. Dig deeper, and... Read More


Employee Verification System (E-VERIFY) Rife with Flaws

E-Verify, the electronic employment verification system that is supposed to verify employee work eligibility is rife with problems. It has produced inaccurate results, adds costs to businesses large and small, and... Read More

Real ID – Real Scary

What is the Real ID Act? The Real ID Act is a law signed by President Bush in May 2005, which, if accepted and carried out by the states, would turn drivers' licenses into genuine national identity cards and impose new... Read More