The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts announced July 10 that it filed a lawsuit against the  Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and is “seeking information about how the agency uses and shares its state driver’s license database for face surveillance purposes.” […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Dec. 21 that it filed suit in Federal district court for the Western District of New York seeking disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) into how seven Federal agencies conduct what ACLU characterized as “hacking” operations into phones, computers, and other devices.






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Jon Callas has left his post as a senior security expert at Apple to become a technology fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), according to a report from Reuters.






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Following a report released Tuesday that detailed how tech companies have provided the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with biometric and surveillance technology, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called for a “moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology for immigration enforcement and law enforcement purposes until Congress and the public debate what, if any, uses of this technology should be permitted.”






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California Gov. Jerry Brown

California’s state Senate pushed the Golden State one step closer to enacting the Obama-era Federal net neutrality laws that were gutted by the FCC earlier this year. On Friday the state Senate passed the controversial bill, called SB 822, in a vote of 27-12 that was largely along party lines.






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A group of 31 organizations united by privacy policy interests urged Senate Judiciary Committee leaders in an August 29 letter to give prompt consideration to President Trump’s two most recent nominations to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.






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The American Civil Liberties Union described full adoption of artificial intelligence at any cost as a “recipe for tyranny.” Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, wrote in a blog post that the government needs to consider the rights of citizens as artificial intelligence becomes more ingrained in society. “Liberty is […] […]

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