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Privacy and Government Surveillance

Privacy is guaranteed under the California Constitution – including the right to be free from unwarranted government surveillance. Individuals, not the government or corporations, should determine how and when other people can access our personal information.

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April 11, 2014
This symposium will address privacy challenges and legislative issues in the digital age. Topics include the impact of the 2013 California Online Privacy Protection Act, Internet torts and cybercrimes, and the recent push by Internet activists and...Read more »
Big Data
April 1, 2014
ACLU of Northern California's Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director Nicole A. Ozer will be speaking on a panel as part of an event series by the White House and academic institutions in response to President Obama’s call for a review of...Read more »
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Julia H. Mass
April 4, 2014
Join us in S.F. for a lunchtime discussion featuring Mike German and Julia Harumi Mass, who will provide background on Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act litigation against the FBI.Read more »
Gray Panthers
March 26, 2014
ACLU of Northern California Organizer Tessa D'arcangelew will join the Gray Panthers at their March 2014 membership meeting to discuss the Patriot Act and NSA – how we got to this point and what you can do locally to stop the surveillance state.Read more »
Port of Oakland
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Our new policy paper, Metadata: Piecing Together a Privacy Solution, examines how outdated laws and new technologies combine to put personal privacy at risk and proposes a way forward to ensure that sensitive data of any type gets the protection it...Read more »
Metadata: Piecing Together a Privacy Solution