Technology

Technology

Technology

The advance of technology presents both opportunities for and challenges to liberty. As new technologies are implemented, their impacts on civil liberties must be given consideration. 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!
ACLU of Washington sues Tacoma Police Department for not disclosing stingray surveillance records
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Resources

News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A letter from organizations supporting strong consumer data privacy laws, regarding SB 5376
Published: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
The legislative process isn’t just about laws; It’s about people. This is why we need you, our ACLU-WA members and supporters, to join us in advancing our 2019 legislative agenda.
Published: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Read about our 2019 Washington State Legislative Agenda
Published: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Microsoft President Brad Smith has acknowledged that widespread adoption of facial recognition technology (or face surveillance) carries significant risks. Underlying Smith’s proposals is the assumption that widespread adoption of face surveillance technology is simply inevitable, and that society must find a way to deal with the consequences. What first must be decided now is not how to make face surveillance less bad, but whether we want it at all.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance to ensure utility consumers’ sensitive personal data is not sold and is used only for utility service and related purposes.

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