Hi, I’m Camille Fassett.

Journalist, researcher, and programmer interested in policing, civil liberties, data science, digital security, and public records.

As a reporter at Freedom of the Press Foundation I co-run the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, documenting attacks on the press in the United States, and cover issues including government surveillance, leak prosecutions, and press freedom.

I am a member of security and data collective Lucy Parsons Labs, where I investigate policing and surveillance technology through public records requests. I am implementing a database of police officers that combines crowdsourced and FOIA data to increase police transparency, and to assist journalists covering law enforcement. OpenOversight currently features police officers in Chicago, New York City, and the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.

I’m based in New York City. Please get in touch with tips or ideas for collaboration!

Languages and frameworks:

  • JavaScript
  • Python (incl. data analysis and web scraping experience), Jupyter/Conda
  • MySQL
  • Learning: D3.js, P5.js, Django, React, R
  • Limited experience with data analysis using SQL
  • Basic video editing (Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro)
  • Digital security tools incl. Tails, SecureDrop, PGP, Qubes OS


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