Tracy will be speaking on Saturday, November 9th at 3:30 pm at the San Francisco event, entitled Using Public Records to Watch The Watchers.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 Media Action 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 recently won an EFF Pioneer Award on September 12, 2019.
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.