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Clearview AI: The Shady Company Tracking Your Face Online

Presented as a live stream as part of HOPE 2020 Conference Freddy Martinez is a technologist and expert on surveillance. He was previously a Ford-Mozilla open web fellow at Freedom of   Read Full


Oversight Summit: Oversight of State and Local Law Enforcement Conduct & Policies

In this session, experts discuss what policies, records and other information are useful in understanding conduct—and misconduct—within state and local law enforcement. Presenters will explain how to obtain that information   Read Full


Accountability 2021 Steering Committee Members

The Accountability 2021 Steering Committee guides the work of a larger coalition that is coalescing around and advocating for executive actions addressing open government; ethics; responsive government; truth-seekers and whistleblowers;   Read Full


Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Quigley Moves to Protect Public Access to Court Proceedings

News from Congressman Mike Quigley: legislation would authorize video and teleconferencing of judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency period   Read Full


OTG Leads Sign-on Letter Calling for Stronger Transparency and Accountability in COVID-19 Legislative Response

Open The Government led a sign-on letter initiative calling on Congress to include strong transparency and accountability provisions in the next legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the CARES   Read Full


Statement on ICE’s secretive facial recognition searches and Clearview AI Data Breach

Open The Government, in collaboration with MuckRock, uncovered that a secretive company, Clearview AI, was scraping billions of publicly available photos from social media accounts and selling them to law   Read Full


Open Government “State of the Union” Honors Sunshine Week 2020

OTG’s Lisa Rosenberg will moderate an Open Government State of the Union in honor of Sunshine Week, the nation-wide celebration of access to public information that takes place every year around President James   Read Full


OTG Launches New Torture Report Timeline

Torture Report Timeline

From the launch of the investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program in 2009 to present day, click through time in OTG’s new behind-the-scenes summary of the   Read Full


Investigating the Use of Facial Recognition: A Joint Project with MuckRock

Across the country, facial recognition technology is being quietly acquired and used by government agencies of all sizes. More than half of all adults in the United States are in   Read Full


Private Prison Information Act: Senator Cardin Introduces Legislation Following OTG Hill Briefing

Open The Government and the ACLU co-hosted a briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building to discuss the lack of accountability surrounding private prisons, jails, and detention centers that house   Read Full