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Local Police Using and Abusing DNA and Other Biometric Technologies

Going nuclear on surveillance: collecting a DNA sample from a juvenile for riding a bike without lights.

By Jay Stanley
September 13, 2016

FCC Needs to Impose Strong Protections Around Stingray Use

Only through strict oversight and transparency rules can we curb illegal and discriminatory uses of surveillance technology.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
September 1, 2016

Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass-Surveillance Eye in the Sky

The technology can continuously monitor a 30-square-mile area and track any vehicle or pedestrian within that area

By Jay Stanley
August 24, 2016

Making Sure the Revolution Gets Televised

The powerful images that are fueling a new civil rights movement rely on private companies to see the light of day.

By Lee Rowland, Dennis Parker
August 12, 2016

Why Broadband Carriers are a Menace to Privacy

The problem facing ISPs, and why their solution is dangerous for consumers.

By Jay Stanley
August 1, 2016

ACLU Supports State of Utah in Legal Showdown With DEA Over Medical Privacy

When it comes to prescription drug records, Utah has far more respect for the Fourth Amendment than the federal government.

By Eliza Sweren-Becker
July 28, 2016

Good Police Body Camera Laws and Policies? They Do Exist!

We are often asked, “are there any good state laws and departmental policies you can point us to?”

By Chad Marlow
July 20, 2016

DOJ’s Data-Sharing Proposal Threatens Privacy of Americans and Citizens Around the World

The DOJ has introduced legislation that would make it easier for foreign governments to acquire data stored by U.S companies.

By Eliza Sweren-Becker
July 18, 2016

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