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Friday, November 20, 2009
Today legislation was introduced in the House and the Senate to ensure the privacy of cable television subscribers. Senate Bill 5868 and House Bill 1842 prohibit a cable company from revealing to any third party which cable services an individual subscriber receives, or the extent or nature of the subscriber’s viewing or use of other cable services.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Washington joins Maine, Idaho, Arkansas and Montana in adopting measures to reject REAL ID, a new federal identification system that would create a de facto national ID card.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that people do not give up their right to privacy when they check into a hotel. The Court reviewed a case dealing with police sweeps of motel guest registries in Lakewood.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
People have been free to express their opinions using pseudonyms since the early days of our nation.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Government needs a warrant or a subpoena that can be challenged in court before gaining access to personal bank records, according to a unanimous decision of the Washington Supreme Court.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Civil libertarians held the line against efforts to enact overly broad laws as the Washington Legislature adjourned without passing proposed anti-terrorism measures.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that police don't need a warrant or permission from a suspect before collecting genetic evidence from saliva used to seal an envelope. The ACLU had urged the Court to consider the risks to personal privacy from abuses of this practice.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the USA PATRIOT Act, the American Civil Liberties Union today announced a new nationwide effort to recover the freedoms that Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Bush Administration have rolled back since last year's terrorist attacks. "Keep America Safe and Free: The Campaign to Defend the Constitution" is a national effort involving litigation, grassroots organizing, and community education in all 50 states.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is offering free legal advice to booksellers in the state who receive subpoenas or search warrants seeking disclosure of customer purchase records. The ACLU is making the offer in letters sent to booksellers statewide.

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