ACLU Main Privacy Statement Past Versions

The American Civil Liberties Union, Inc. (“ACLU, Inc.” or “Union”) and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. (“ACLUF” or “Foundation”) (collectively, “ACLU,” “National,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) work to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation. Read more about our ongoing privacy and technology work on ACLU’s Privacy and Technology issue page.

Below you will find links to prior versions of National’s main Privacy Statement. You can find the current version of ACLU’s main Privacy Statement on our main website,, which is operated by the Union but hosts Foundation content and data. To see a full list of ACLU Organizations’ privacy statements, read ACLU Organizations Privacy Statements.

  • January 18, 2013 (comprehensive restatement)
  • June 7, 2016 (comprehensive restatement)
  • October 26, 2016 (clarifications of prior version, and new adjustments allowing us to reach website visitors on other online platforms)
  • April 20, 2017 (clarifications to prior version regarding sharing visitor information with other organizations)
  • May 7, 2018 (additions setting out the rules that apply when a visitor chooses to join our People Power volunteer program and clarifications regarding disclosures when we process petitions and other direct advocacy messages)
  • September 1, 2019 (version for introduction of Foundation website)
  • April 1, 2021 (clarifications to prior versions regarding our data sharing practices with service providers, and additions to provide site visitors with the ability to choose how we use your data)
  • January 17, 2023 (clarifications of prior version, removed People Power service provider exception, clarified Mandatory Disclosures)
  • June 30, 2023 (comprehensive restatement and restructure of our privacy statement to clarify types of data collection and purposes for data processing activities, incorporate Colorado Privacy Act and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act requirements, update Your Data Choices)
  • CURRENT: July 1, 2024