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Logs of California Public Records Act requests kept by state and local agencies

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California SB 272 catalogs

Lists of enterprise computer systems required of local California agencies by 2015's Senate Bill 272

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With federal facial recognition regulation stalled, local legislators start to step in

With federal facial recognition regulation stalled, local legislators start to step in

Unwilling to wait for federal regulation to develop, municipal leaders from California to Massachusetts are pushing their own rules on the acquisition and use of facial recognition technology.

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State public records laws continues to face challenges amidst big victories

State public records laws continues to face challenges amidst big victories

The state of state public records laws continues to evolve as lawmakers discuss new legislation, court rulings clarify ambiguities in records law, and advocates press for better access. To get a sense of what’s happening, we’ve compiled a list of recent changes to access all across the country. If we missed news in your state, let us know by filling out the form below!

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Help explore Judi Bari’s 3,000+ page FBI file

Help explore Judi Bari’s 3,000+ page FBI file

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released more than 3,000 pages of its files on the activist and Earth First! organizer Judi Bari, with more on the way. We need your help going through it.

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Axon misled city about contract terms when police switched to new bodycam vendor

Axon misled city about contract terms when police switched to new bodycam vendor

After dropping Axon, the city of Fontana, California faced a choice: Pay for cloud services its police department didn’t use or risk its credit score.

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California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

After stern opposition from transparency groups, Assemblymember Laura Friedman has decided to halt AB 700 for this year’s legislative session in California. The bill would have exempted information relating to a researcher or their research at a state university or community college.

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