14 Dec Proposed New Orleans Ordinance May Violate Privacy Rights
In a public letter, Interim Executive Director ACLU of Louisiana Jane Johnson criticized Ordinance No. 32-107 which was recently proposed by the New Orleans City Council.
The ordinance, which seeks to expand the city’s existing surveillance apparatus, is being presented by the local government as a crime-reduction measure. Johnson however, gave five reasons that would have “astronomical costs to privacy” for residents and visitors.
She also stated that it has yet to be proven if the measure will indeed be beneficial, and said that surveillance technologies have been shown to disproportionately target black people.