About Us

The City of Seattle Surveillance Ordinance also includes a Working Group. The primary role of this group is to provide a privacy and civil liberties impact assessment for each Surveillance Impact Report (SIR). These assessments shall include:

  • a description of the potential impact of the surveillance technology on civil rights and liberties, and
  • potential disparate impacts on communities of color and other marginalized communities.

More information about the responsibilities of the working group can be found in section 14.18.080 of the City of Seattle Municipal Code


Who We Are

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Join the Working Group

If you are interested in serving on the Surveillance Working Group, please submit your application online. Under "Which Boards would you like to apply for?" select Community Surveillance Working Group.

Who We Are

Surveillance Advisory Working Group

Mailing Address: PO Box 94709, Seattle, WA, 98124-4709
Phone: (206) 615-0730

The Community Surveillance Working Group (CSWG) was established in 2018 by Ordinance 125679 and Chapter 14.18.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).