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: 
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
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Monday, February 28, 2022
Fact-checking corporations on Washington's data privacy landscape
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Every day, corporations and governments use algorithms, or complex and often non-transparent formulas, to make decisions about our lives.
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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.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Last week, Bellingham voters approved a ban on government use of facial recognition and predictive policing technologies by their city.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tacoma Police Department violated Public Records Act, failed to disclose information on invasive surveillance technology
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Every day, people are denied healthcare, overpoliced, kept in jail, and passed up for jobs because of decisions made or aided by computers.

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