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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

Privacy & Free Speech: It's Good for Business - 3rd edition

ACLU's no-fail tech guide for startups... Read More

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A Smart Surveillance guide for communities. Download

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