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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.

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About Amazon's dangerous new facial recognition tech... Read more

ALPR by Tessa D'Arcangelew

SB 1186 can restores CA's power to fight secret surveillance... Learn more

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ACLU Business Guide: How Companies Can Protect Privacy and Free... Read More

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Video Surveillance: Stop Expansion of Video Surveillance Cameras at 16th and Mission Do you live, work, or walk around 16th and Mission? If you don't let the Police Commission know that you do not want public video cameras put up that will monitor... Read more »
Very disappointing news – despite strong support from up and down the state and across the aisle and thousands of letters sent by constituents, the Governor vetoed the RFID bill. GOVERNOR VETOES RFID PRIVACY MEASURE; SIMITIAN CALLS VETO A "... Read more »
Welcome to Bytes and Pieces, the new blog for the Technology and Civil Liberties Program. I hope that you will be a frequent visitor to this spot to keep up to date on all the latest news and activities on privacy, free speech, and new technology... Read more »
The State of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of Political Activity in Northern and Central California