Government Surveillance

The ACLU protects people from unreasonable government surveillance. Too often, government attempts to gather, store, use, and share sensitive private information about us, even where there is no reasonable suspicion that we are breaking any laws. In courts and the legislature, we seek to limit government spying on our political and religious beliefs, associations, and activities. We seek limits on government video surveillance cameras, and “fusion centers” (which fuse under one roof massive amounts of personal information). We filed a lawsuit challenging the collaboration of the phone companies with the National Security’ Agency’s seizure of the phone records of millions of consumers, in violation of a federal privacy statute. We oppose the expansion of DNA databases.

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