Surveillance technology is becoming increasingly common. These technologies include various types and sies of cameras, internet surveillance programming, listening devices, phone monitoring systems, facial recognition scanners and other technologies. A number of academic studies, legal opinions, and scholarly reports have all cited a balance must be struck between the use of surveillance technologies and the civil rights and liberties of U.S. citizens living in a free democratic society.
Board Bill 66, the surveillance bill, was introduced into the Board of Alderman in 2017. After revising the bill, Alderman Kennedy plans to introduce it before the end of 2018.