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Privacy enables us to form close relationships with other people, build alliances, share information, and consider new and unpopular ideas. Because every human being needs a place where they can be free from the scrutiny of others— including the government— privacy is a fundamental part of a dignified life.

Technology has created unprecedented ways to glean, store, and utilize personal information without our consent, or even our knowledge. The ACLU-WA works to increase the control every individual has over their personal information, expand the right to privacy, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.

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News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A letter from organizations supporting strong consumer data privacy laws, regarding SB 5376
Published: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
The legislative process isn’t just about laws; It’s about people. This is why we need you, our ACLU-WA members and supporters, to join us in advancing our 2019 legislative agenda.
Published: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Read about our 2019 Washington State Legislative Agenda
Published: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Microsoft President Brad Smith has acknowledged that widespread adoption of facial recognition technology (or face surveillance) carries significant risks. Underlying Smith’s proposals is the assumption that widespread adoption of face surveillance technology is simply inevitable, and that society must find a way to deal with the consequences. What first must be decided now is not how to make face surveillance less bad, but whether we want it at all.

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