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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.
Seattle has passed the strongest surveillance transparency and accountability protections in the country!
Judge fines Tacoma Police Department for withholding public records about invasive surveillance device
Seattle City Council adopts nation’s strongest law to protect utility customer personal data
Amazon Should Stop Selling Face Surveillance Technology to the Government
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Resources

Published: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Letter to House ITED Regarding ESSB 6280

Document, Published: 
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.
News Release, Published: 
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.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A letter from organizations supporting strong consumer data privacy laws, regarding SB 5376

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