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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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How Privacy is Protected


The project team has taken clear steps to protect the privacy of Portlanders who travel through the area where the sensors are. None of the pictures that the cameras take are saved. They are immediately recorded over once the data has been extracted. The data that is taken from the images is completely anonymized and only contains information about the number and speed of motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Each sensor contains a microphone to record sound. The City of Portland has elected not to turn these microphones on as another measure to preserve privacy. All of these terms are memorialized in the contract with the project’s partners. Any changes to these terms must go through the Portland City Council.