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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.
ACLU of Washington sues Tacoma Police Department for not disclosing stingray surveillance records
Seattle's smart meter project lacks protections for privacy
ACLU-WA Urges King County: Don't Fund Police Database Without Transparency
Seattle has passed the strongest surveillance transparency and accountability protections in the country!

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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.
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata on Surveillance Cameras in Parks
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Unconstitutional law allows spying on Americans without warrants or judicial oversight, threatening privacy and free speech rights.
News Release, Published: 
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
Civil libertarians held the line against efforts to enact overly broad laws as the Washington Legislature adjourned without passing proposed anti-terrorism measures.
News Release, Published: 
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 announced today that it is offering free legal representation to anyone in the state who is approached by the FBI during its latest round of "dragnet" interviews of Arabs and Muslims.
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.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Watch video of security expert Bruce Schneier speaking about security and the war on terror.

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