The State of Surveillance

May 27, 2014
5:30-8 p.m.
Beatnik Studios: 723 S St., Sacramento, Calif.
$15 for Press Club members, $20 for nonmembers, and $5 for students

CIR and the Sacramento Press Club invite you to The State of Surveillance on May 27.

With much of the world's attention focused on the NSA and the trove of leaks provided by Edward Snowden, a much quieter revolution is happening across the U.S. In California, law enforcement agencies are enthusiastically embracing a variety of tools to collect metadata on everyone they can. The tools – which range from automated license-plate readers to facial recognition to social media monitoring systems – greatly expand the data and databases officers have at their fingertips. Law enforcement agencies say many of the technologies are already making it easier to solve – and in some cases prevent – crimes. But privacy advocates argue that these expanded databases are becoming dragnets increasingly populated with information about law-abiding citizens.

Join us as we watch "The State of Surveillance," a short documentary produced by CIR, and discuss what all of this means for you.

Jennifer Lynch, senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Andrew Becker, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Robert Salladay, The Center for Investigative Reporting

When: Tuesday, May 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. Program from& 6-7 p.m., followed by hosted appetizers, beer and wine.

Where: Beatnik Studios: 723 S St., Sacramento

RSVP at Tickets are $15 for Sacramento Press Club members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for students.