Too often, our state's privacy laws have failed to keep up with new technologies. Our telephone service providers can tell the government what numbers we call, security cameras track our movements, and police scan our license plates. With the ACLU of Connecticut's advocacy, Connecticut became one of the first states to require police to get court permission before using "stingrays" to track private cellphone communications, and we helped to pass a law to prevent bosses from requesting employees' social media passwords as a condition of employment. We have pushed for greater protections for students' privacy in school and called for our state to pass laws to prevent police from using drones to spy without warrants. Americans should not have to choose between using new technologies and protecting their civil liberties. We work to ensure a future in which the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches extends to digital property and your data is your own.
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