This is who will draft Chula Vista’s policy on technology and privacy
Twelve people with backgrounds in technology, privacy advocacy and civil rights gathered Monday in Chula Vista for their first meeting as the new board tasked with creating a citywide technology oversight policy.
In the coming months, the Technology and Privacy Advisory Task Force will study city technology and propose rules to protect individuals from data collected by its surveillance equipment, such as drones and license plate readers.
City Manager Maria Kachadoorian welcomed members to the council chambers after appointing them from a pool of 21 finalists. The city encouraged residents with expertise in technology, law enforcement and civil rights to apply. They received 57 applications and Kachadoorian said she narrowed her selection with help from a group of community leaders.
“Each of you was chosen because you represent an important perspective and I believe you will be fair and reasonable in your approach to the issues of privacy and technology,” she said.