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Street-Level Surveillance: ALPR Campaign

EFF and MuckRock have a launched a new public records campaign to reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate readers (ALPRs) and are sharing with each other. Follow along with the requests on this page.

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Law enforcement agencies in California will soon be legally obliged to post their guidelines online

Law enforcement agencies in California will soon be legally obliged to post their guidelines online

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a handful of bills this week including new legislation that increases transparency within local jurisdictions in California. In addition to the two new laws we wrote about earlier this week SB-978 was signed, which requires law enforcement agencies to publish their “training, policies, practices, and operating procedures.”

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Immigration transparency on ICE, watchers unhappy being watched, and other FOIA stories

Immigration transparency on ICE, watchers unhappy being watched, and other FOIA stories

Want to know how the Trump administration’s border enforcement is going? Be prepared to wait, and to fight, for transparency.

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Saying goodbye to Sunshine Week

Saying goodbye to Sunshine Week

As Sunshine Week draws to a close, some of our favorite projects from the week, including tips on collaboration and some awards you might not want to win. But first, how two reporters helped break news by following up on an old story.

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Meet MuckRock at #NICAR18, check out our newest features and get free FOIA stickers!

Meet MuckRock at #NICAR18, check out our newest features and get free FOIA stickers!

Sunshine Week is coming up, and there’s a lot to be excited about this year. In this week’s FOIA roundup, some resources to get ready, plus a chance to say hi if you’re at NICAR or in the Boston area.

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Governor Jay Inslee vetoes efforts to thwart Washington transparency

Governor Jay Inslee vetoes efforts to thwart Washington transparency

After a court ruled state legislators and senators were subject to Washington’s Public Records Act, elected officials there quickly moved, with no public hearings, to make sure that emails and many other would continued to be kept from public. After an unprecedented backlash, Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed the bill and the legislature has agreed to get more public feedback before any changes are made.

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