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Technology and Civil Liberties

The ACLU of Northern California safeguards civil liberties in the digital world. As technology advances, we make sure that protections for privacy and free speech aren’t left behind. We push back on digital censorship and government surveillance.

Losing the Spotlight: A Study of California's Shine the Light Law

Losing the Spotlight: A Study of California's Shine the Light... Read More »

Tech & Civil Liberties Policy Internship

Graduate and law students: Apply for this unique opportunity... Read More »

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Right to Know Act for digital privacy and transparency. Read More »

Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business

Tips for companies to protect user privacy and free speech.... Read More »

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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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 »
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Our new policy paper, Metadata: Piecing Together a Privacy Solution, examines how outdated laws and new technologies combine to put personal privacy at risk and proposes a way forward to ensure that sensitive data of any type gets the protection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