ACLU urges Amazon shareholders to stop selling facial-recognition tech to government

by • 7 months ago

The group says Amazon's sale of its "Rekognition" tool presents a "grave threat to communities" that must be stopped.

'Smart' streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns

by • 1 year ago

Though commonly advertised as environmental tools, the devices could instead be used by police agencies with minimal oversight to surveil the communities the technology was meant to serve.

Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy

by • 1 year ago

How the Massachusetts Supreme Court rules on these cases is expected to set precedents for how law enforcement is permitted to use location data going forward nationwide.

ACLU criticizes cities and states buying facial-recognition software from Amazon

by • 2 years ago

"Facial recognition in American communities threatens freedom," the organization says of Amazon's Rekognition platform.

States, D.C. introduce ACLU-supported data privacy legislation

by • 4 years ago

A coalition of legislators in 16 states and the District of Columbia partnered with the ACLU and other advocacy groups to bolster state data privacy laws.

State AGs, ACLU at odds over Internet free speech rule

by • 6 years ago

A group of state attorney generals wrote a letter to Congress last month asking to amend a 1998 bill that makes states not liable for the comments visitors post on its pages.