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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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Map of California, showing the proliferation of police surveillance technology
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Map of California, with dots marking the areas where local law enforcement has acquired social media monitoring software
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Santa Clara County Supervisors vote unanimously to pass a surveillance technology ordinance
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Blue lights in Oakland plaza at night spell out STOP THE SPY CENTER

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