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Most Recent Updates

News Release, Published: 
Friday, February 2, 2024
ACLU-WA Sends Letter Urging Disengagement with Joint Enforcement Task Force and Protection of Privacy
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Legislators in the Washington Senate advanced ESHB 1155, the Washington My Health, My Data Act, which removes significant barriers reproductive and gender affirming health care by protecting the privacy of people’s health data.
Monday, December 26, 2022
Automated decision systems, technologies that make or help make decisions about people, can have life or death impacts especially when used in the context of policing.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Eliminating funding for gunshot detection systems in this biennial budget will help to safeguard the public from bearing the expense and the negative impacts of unnecessary and invasive technologies.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The legal basis for and ability to commit someone has changed dramatically over the last few hundred years in the United States. Here is a brief history of institutionalization in Washington State and context for some of the massive racial disparities that exist in the civil commitment system.