Tag Archives: ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union lives up to their creed

In a detailed legal attack on the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone call data, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court papers filed Monday that the sweeping data gathering violates the Constitution and should be halted.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/us/nsa-phone-data-collection-is-illegal-aclu-says.html?ref=us   The A.C.L.U. cited the writings of George Orwell and the comprehensive East German surveillance portrayed […]

New Jersey chief justice stands up for Fourth Amendment

“No one buys a cell phone to share detailed information about their whereabouts with the police,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote. “That was true in 2006 and is equally true today. Citizens have a legitimate privacy interest in such information.”  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/19/us/ap-us-cellphone-tracking-ruling.html?ref=us   Police in New Jersey will soon have to get warrants if they want […]

License plate readers add to a database on your behavior

License plate readers have proliferated across the country. But cities and states are all over the map on how long they hold information they collect and with whom they share it. http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2013/07/17/policies-on-license-plate-readers-vary-widely-says-a-c-l-u/ That is according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union, which collated license plate reader policies from nearly 300 law […]