Privacy in the Era of the CalGang Database

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CalGang is a copyrighted database maintained for law enforcement by a private company. Some 200,000 names are shared by police, sheriffs’ deputies and prosecutors who use allegations of gang association in the investigation of crimes. Last weekend, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 458, which requires that parents or guardians be notified when minor children are listed so they can appeal if they want to.




Warren Olney