Aaron Caplan, ACLU-WA staff attorney, has been selected as a Washington Super Lawyer in the Summer 2006 issue of Washington Law & Politics. Read the magazine article about Caplan and the ACLU's legal staff.
The ACLU-WA's Privacy Project director testified that the UTC has the jurisdiction and the duty to open an investigation into allegations of unlawful sharing of private customer records by phone companies in Washington state.
The American Civil Liberties Union is troubled by recent media reports claiming that telephone companies have regularly shared consumer telephone records with the National Security Agency without legal authority. If true, these companies have seriously violated the privacy of their customers by disclosing information that reveals their associations, interests and a host of personal details about their lives.
The ACLU of Washington wishes to comment on the recent news that the Lake Stevens School District may require drug tests for all students enrolled in school-sponsored extracurricular activities, even where there are no grounds to suspect that the individual students being tested are abusing drugs.