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News Release, Published: 
Monday, December 7, 2009
News Release, Published: 
Friday, December 4, 2009
Research has shown that government cameras in public places don’t reduce crime. The ACLU-WA has been a vocal opponent of efforts to place police surveillance cameras in Seattle parks.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, December 4, 2009
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata on Surveillance Cameras in Parks
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU-WA believes that policies related to the National Information Infrastructure (NII) should foster free speech, encourage the free marketplace of ideas, enrich user choice, and nurture electronic public forums. To ensure maintenance of these values, there should be at least one broadly available network that carries information without regard to content, provider, or medium.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
A summary of known federal domestic surveillance programs. Part of the package on ACLU FOIA requests for local peace groups.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
On June 23, 1998 ACLU-WA Board member Doug Klunder testified before the Commercial Electronic Task Force on Spam.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU has filed an amicus brief challenging Pierce County’s practice of routinely examining hotel registration records without reasonable suspicion of a crime.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Responding to citizen demands for action to safeguard sensitive personal information, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has drafted House and Senate bills to protect the privacy of people’s medical information. The bills would prohibit non-health care providers with legitimate access to medical records from disclosing these medical records to anyone else for further use. The bills would bar insurance companies from marketing medical records to third parties.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has asked phone companies to preserve call records that may have been illegally surrendered to a government spying program.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The Legislature has passed a bill to prohibit state implementation of the REAL ID Act, unless the federal government fully funds it and provides stronger protections for the privacy of Washington drivers.

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