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Privacy enables us to form close relationships with other people, build alliances, share information, and consider new and unpopular ideas. Because every human being needs a place where they can be free from the scrutiny of others— including the government— privacy is a fundamental part of a dignified life.

Technology has created unprecedented ways to glean, store, and utilize personal information without our consent, or even our knowledge. The ACLU-WA works to increase the control every individual has over their personal information, expand the right to privacy, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.


Letter to House ITED Regarding ESSB 6280

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Letter to House ITED regarding ESSB 6280 and tracking Washingtonians without a warrant and continuing to roll out biased face surveillance before the task force has had a chance to make recommendations.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
A look at what should be improved in the Washington Privacy Act
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
ACLU comment on Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai backing a European Union proposal imposing a five-year ban on the use of face recognition in public spaces.