Technology & Civil Liberties
The Technology and Civil Liberties Program at the ACLU of Northern California fights for social justice in the digital age.
We work to ensure that technology serves the people instead of the interests of the powerful and privileged.
Our movements for civil rights and social justice are as critical today as ever – but now that we live in a digital world and rely on technology to communicate, connect, mobilize, and access basic necessities – we must fight on new terrain.
We lead cutting-edge intersectional advocacy in our courts, our communities, and with companies and legislatures, working with partners across movements to build a world where technology enriches our lives, connects us with opportunities, and supports a just and equitable society.
We are reclaiming our right to determine the role technology plays in our lives and our future. We are working across movements to hold Big Tech and government accountable to all of us – and have a digital age that harnesses the power of technology to free our communities, nurture our connections, and create equity and justice for all. Read more.
Technology has advanced exponentially and the threats of high-tech surveillance to monitor private lives, chill freedom of expression and association, and target activists, immigrants, and communities of color continues to grow. We uncover and stop dangerous government surveillance, protect rights, and build real public safety. Learn more with our toolkit to fight local surveillance.
We defend and strengthen the inalienable, constitutional privacy rights guaranteed to all Californians. People, not corporations, must control how personal information is collected, shared, and used and nobody should be forced to pay for new technology with their privacy rights. Read more on our site, itsgoodfor.biz.
We protect and promote civil liberties and civil rights in the digital public square - as we all increasingly use digital devices and the internet to connect, communicate, and fight for social change. Read more on our site, itsgoodfor.biz.