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Most Recent Updates

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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
In Washington state, several courts use automated decision systems, including applications that are controlled and kept secret by corporations to form jury pools.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, March 11, 2022
For the fourth consecutive year, the ACLU of Washington and the Tech Equity Coalition successfully fought the adoption of weak privacy regulations in the Washington
Monday, February 28, 2022
Fact-checking corporations on Washington's data privacy landscape
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Every day, corporations and governments use algorithms, or complex and often non-transparent formulas, to make decisions about our lives.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Descriptions of how algorithmically-driven automated decision systems are used in several sectors, and how lack of transparency and accountability can cause harm.