Privacy Press Releases

  • 08.26.13

    ACLU Calls on DeWine to Shut Down Premature Launch of Facial Recognition Program

    Launching This Program Without Proper Protocols Ignores Serious Privacy Concerns

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to pull the plug on a controversial facial recognition program after a Cincinnati Enquirer investigation revealed that it was launched without his knowledge, without proper protocols to govern its use, and without informing the public. At a press Read more…

  • 07.18.13

    ACLU Releases Documents on License Plate Scanners from Police Departments Nationwide

    Location Records Being Kept on Millions of Innocent Americans

    CLEVELAND – Police departments across the country are expanding their use of automatic license plate readers (ALPR’s) to track the location of American drivers, but few have meaningful rules in place to protect drivers’ privacy rights, according to documents compiled in a new ACLU report titled You Are Being Tracked: How License Plate Readers Are Read more…

    Police Practices, Privacy