Nicole Ozer (@nicoleozer) is the Technology and Civil Liberties Director for the ACLU of Northern California and has led the organization’s cutting-edge work in California to defend and promote civil liberties in the modern digital world since 2004 utilizing an integrated advocacy approach that coordinates work in the courts, in communities, with companies, and California policymakers to achieve maximum impact. Nicole spearheaded the passage of the landmark California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) and California Reader Privacy Act, designed groundbreaking local surveillance reform strategies now used across the country, and also developed the ACLU’s national online privacy campaign, Demand Your dotRights. Prior to joining the ACLU, Nicole was an intellectual property attorney at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley.
Jul 27, 2021
Diners Beware: That Meal May Cost You Your Privacy and Security
Jun 17, 2021
Grassroots Activists are Leading the Fight to Stop Face Recognition. It’s Time for Congress to Step Up, Too.
Jan 25, 2019
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Are at Odds on the Dangers of Face Recognition. One of Them Is on the Right Path.
May 22, 2018
Amazon Teams Up With Government to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology
Mar 23, 2018
After the Facebook Privacy Debacle, It’s Time for Clear Steps to Protect Users
Aug 29, 2017
A Promising California Bill Could Help Communities Stop Secret And Discriminatory Police Surveillance
Dec 15, 2016
Twitter Cuts Off Fusion Spy Centers’ Access to Social Media Surveillance Tool
Sep 22, 2016
Police Use of Social Media Surveillance Software Is Escalating, and Activists Are in the Digital Crosshairs
Feb 10, 2016
A How-To for Tech Firms: Doing the Right Thing on Privacy & Free Speech
Sep 17, 2014
Documents Suggest Maker of Controversial Surveillance Tool Misled the FCC