See Tracy’s talk: “What Are Out of State Abortion-Seekers (and Other Medical Care) Up Against?…And What Can We Do To Help Them” – at 4:30 pm, Saturday November 12, 2022
(Individual Video coming soon)
Technology-watchers have been waiting for years for the test case of “now watch all that so-convenient technology in action when it is used against you.”
The fall of Roe v Wade and the establishment of abortion bans in multiple states (as well as gender-affirming care for minors and possibly other kinds of medical care that may find itself on the wrong side of culture wars) is providing a massive test case.
Are abortion-seekers really “safe” when they travel to another state for the care they want to get? If the answer is no, and all the evidence suggests that it is, let’s talk about what needs to change.
Tracy is a co-founder of the Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project (ASDPSP).
Tracy Rosenberg has worked as Media Alliance’s Executive Director since 2007. She has organized and advocated for a free, accountable and accessible media system, focusing on the protection and sustainability of alternative media outlets, monitored the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation and facilitated the training of numerous nonprofit organizations and citizen’s groups in effective communications. She blogs on media policy and is published frequently around the country.
Tracy currently sits on the board of the Alliance for Community Media Western Region, serves on the anchor committee of the MediaJustice coalition and co-coordinates Oakland Privacy, the Bay Area surveillance coalition that works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment. Oakland Privacy won an EFF Pioneer Award on September 12, 2019 and parts of two James Madison Freedom of Information Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2021 and 2022.
Oakland Privacy has received national attention for creating the nation’s first and only municipal privacy commission in Oakland, California and advocating for the successful adoption of surveillance transparency ordinances in now-seven California jurisdictions including the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, Santa Clara County in the heart of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Oakland Privacy recently worked on municipal bans on the use of facial recognition technology in San Francisco and Oakland. She is a nationally recognized expert on privacy and surveillance, as well as a long-time media watchdog.