One of the primary goals of the Atlas of Surveillance is to provide journalists and researchers with the data they need to do in-depth reports on law enforcement surveillance around the country. To that end, we've made our source data available, but we've also compiled this library of data sets and data projects from other organizations that informed the Atlas of Surveillance or are useful in tandem with our research.
Mapping China’s Tech GiantsLast Updated: Ongoing
Source: International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
A dataset illustrating the footprint of Chinese's tech industry across multiple sectors, including artificial intelligence and smart cities.
Federally Funded Body-Worn CamerasLast Updated: 2020
Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice has provided grant funds to hundreds of local law enforcement agencies to purchase body-worn cameras.
This data was scraped and compiled by EFF from PDFs and other web pages maintained by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Wiretap ReportsLast Updated: Annually
Source: United State Courts
The U.S. Courts collects data from all federal and state court jurisdictions regarding the interception of electronic communication. The data includes types of crimes, outcomes, and costs for each jurisdiction, going back to 1997.
Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance ProjectLast Updated: September 17, 2020
Source: Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon
Data compiled from an ongoing campaign to file public records requests with local law enforcement agencies (primarily in California) related to surveillance technology.
California Automated License Plate ReadersLast Updated: February 13, 2020
Source: California State Auditor’s Office
In 2019-2020, the California State Auditor surveyed every law enforcement agency in the state on their use of automated license plate readers.
Note: This file represents the raw data obtained by EFF through a California Public Records Act request and has not been altered.
Data Driven - Automated License Plate Reader DataLast Updated: January 28, 2020
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Using public records laws, EFF obtained information on the use of Vigilant Solutions automated license plate reader technology by U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the number of license plates scanned, how many of these plates were on watch lists, and "data sharing reports" showing the flow of data between agencies.
Mass Extraction - Mobile Device Forensic ToolsLast Updated: October 21, 2020
Using public records and other sources, Upturn collected data on use of digital forensic technologies, such as Cellebrite, by local enforcement agencies.