Privacy

Never has the conflict between privacy and technology been more tense. Our telephone service providers tell the government what numbers we call, security cameras track our movements and police scan our license plates. And practically anybody can perpetually monitor our personal relationships, buying, searching, and reading on the Internet. The ACLU of Connecticut continues to work toward legislative action to protect our privacy.

Acting to protect privacy rights, the ACLU of Connecticut is supporting a bill to require parental consent before student test results are released to military recruiters and another to prevent employers from asking employees or job applicants for passwords to personal online accounts. Senate Bill 423 would prohibit schools that administer the Armed Services Vocational […]

Police could closely track the movements of millions of innocent Connecticut drivers under a bill that would allow authorities to keep license plate scans for five years, David McGuire, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told the state legislature’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. McGuire testified against House Bill 5389, which […]

In testimony before the Judiciary Committee on Monday, the ACLU of Connecticut called for oversight on how law enforcement officers use drones for surveillance, as well as how they patrol schools, accept complaints about misconduct and treat people taking photographs and videos of police activity. Staff Attorney David McGuire testified in support of House Bill […]

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut at a news conference to express support for two measures to reform the secret FISA courts, which approved the massive government domestic spying operation revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Police departments in Connecticut and around the country are rapidly expanding their use of automatic license plate readers to track the location of American drivers, but few have meaningful rules in place to protect drivers’ privacy rights.