The NYPD can't be trusted to police itself.

Last week, I was excited to tell you about S.T.O.P.’s latest win, fighting to safeguard New Yorkers’ voter registration information. This week I wanted to tell you about another crucial privacy campaign: the POST Act.
For years, the NYPD has built up an arsenal of military-grade spy tools, while avoiding any civilian oversight. That’s right; even your elected lawmakers don’t know what tools the NYPD uses or how officers use them. More importantly, none of us know how much of that information is being shared with the Trump Administration…even I.C.E.
The POST Act will close the “surveillance loophole” and finally let City Council members know what tools the NYPD is using. It will hold the NYPD to the same standard imposed on the FBI, which already issues “privacy and use” policies that say when tools can be used and with whom the data can be shared. Join us in telling the City Council to #PassThePOSTAct!
We already have seventeen members of the City Council committed to passing the POST Act but we can only win with your help. We need to know how the NYPD is using spy tools like “stingrays” fake cell towers that can monitor phone traffic for an entire neighborhood. Without oversight, there’s no way to protect the bystanders whose data is taken for simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to tell the City Council to #PassThePOSTAct!

With thanks,
Albert Fox Cahn, Esq.
Executive Director

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