Tracy Rosenberg

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 a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists on April 6, 2021.

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.

November 13, 2021 (Online)