The Legislative Response to Mass Police Surveillance

This article uses empirical evidence to show that police surveillance technologies are common and rapidly expanding in urban America. In the absence of legislative action, police departments have adopted widely disparate internal policies. The immediate responsibility for regulating police surveillance technology falls on state legislatures. This article concludes by offering a model statute to regulate mass police surveillance. The International Association of Chiefs of Police cited this study favorably in its model Technology Policy Framework. 

Citation: Stephen Rushin, The Legislative Response to Mass Police Surveillance, 79 Brooklyn Law Review 1 (2013)