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The advance of technology presents both opportunities for and challenges to liberty. As new technologies are implemented, their impacts on civil liberties must be considered. The ACLU supports uses of technology that enhance privacy and freedom while opposing those that undermine liberty and move us closer to a surveillance society.
Seattle has passed the strongest surveillance transparency and accountability protections in the country!
Judge fines Tacoma Police Department for withholding public records about invasive surveillance device
Seattle City Council adopts nation’s strongest law to protect utility customer personal data
Amazon Should Stop Selling Face Surveillance Technology to the Government
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Resources

News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU opposes the REAL ID Act, which will lead to a de facto national identity card, and threaten the privacy of personal information.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
New documents show that the REAL ID Act will cost the state millions of dollars and cause major headaches at the Department of Licensing.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Watch video of security expert Bruce Schneier speaking about security and the war on terror.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Statement by ACLU-WA Executive Director Kathleen Taylor on government surveillance of local activists.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU of Washington has filed Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of itself and 11 peace organizations.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The ACLU has asked the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to investigate reports that telephone companies have regularly shared consumer telephone records with the National Security Agency without lawful authority.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, May 14, 2009
You should have to give up all your privacy rights when you travel by car. A new ACLU-backed law passed by the 2009 legislature has moved Washington to the forefront of states in protecting the privacy of vehicle owners.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The ACLU has filed an amicus brief challenging Pierce County’s practice of routinely examining hotel registration records without reasonable suspicion of a crime.

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