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The advance of technology presents both opportunities for and challenges to liberty. As new technologies are implemented, their impacts on civil liberties must be considered. The ACLU supports uses of technology that enhance privacy and freedom while opposing those that undermine liberty and move us closer to a surveillance society.
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ACLU-WA Public Comment on Seattle Surveillance Technologies

Document, Published: 
Friday, April 12, 2024
The ACLU of Washington expresses concerns regarding Seattle's intent to acquire and/or expand the use of three surveillance technologies: CCTV, an acoustic gunshot location system (AGLS), and real-time crime center (RTCC) software.
Friday, February 23, 2024
Let the city know they should invest in evidence-based solutions that do reduce crime.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, February 12, 2024
The City is holding a public comment period on surveillance systems for use in neighborhoods.
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.