Police departments frequently obtain and use new and invasive technologies without letting the public know—sometimes without even developing any policies to govern their use or protect people’s privacy. Departments shouldn’t be using any surveillance technology without clear policies and restrictions in place, including limits on sharing information with other local, state, and federal agencies. The public has the right to know what devices departments are obtaining and whether enough is being done to prevent abuse and to safeguard sensitive information.

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