Privacy

Supreme Court to Hear First Cell Phone Location Data Case

Supreme Court to Hear First Cell Phone Location Data Case

2017-06-05 00:00:00

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a landmark case on whether the government needs a warrant to access a person’s cell phone location history. The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Michigan are co-counsel in the case, Carpenter v. United States.

“Cell phone location records can reveal countless private details of our lives, from where we sleep at night to where we worship, from the political rallies we attend to the doctors’ offices we visit,” said Dan Korobkin, deputy legal director of the ACLU of Michigan.

Lansing Watchdog: Bipartisanship Drives Criminal-Justice Reform

Lansing Watchdog: Bipartisanship Drives Criminal-Justice Reform

2015-11-03 00:00:00

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 2, 2015

Bipartisanship is flourishing lately. Not so much among our elected officials – unsurprising given that legislative transformation traditionally lags behind public opinion -- but rather among some significant advocacy groups in some very critical areas of public policy, most notably criminal justice reform and citizen privacy in the age of high-tech digital surveillance. 

Campaign for a Modern Fourth Amendment

Technological innovation has outpaced our privacy protections. As a result, our digital footprint can be tracked by the government and corporations in ways that were once unthinkable.

This digital footprint is constantly growing, containing more and more data about the most intimate aspects of our lives. This includes our communications, whereabouts, online searches, purchases, and even our bodies. When the government has easy access to this information, we lose more than just privacy and control over our information. Free speech, security, and equality suffer as well.

Civil Liberties and Surveillance Ten Years After 9/11

Civil Liberties and Surveillance Ten Years After 9/11

2011-09-07 00:00:00

Ten years after the devastating attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, the ACLU joins all Americans in remembering the unspeakable losses suffered on that tragic day.

Ten years later, our nation still faces the challenge of remaining both safe and free. Increased government surveillance has led to a huge erosion of civil liberties, often targeting innocent people for expressing political opinions, protesting government policies, or fitting a certain racial or religious profile.

Big Brother Coming to a School Near You

Big Brother Coming to a School Near You

2009-08-05 00:00:00

I am always surprised when I look up while waiting for a traffic light and see cameras mounted at each corner, obviously tracking the traffic activity. I always wonder what they do with the information. Is there someone watching live? Will they use it to determine the cause of an accident? Are they reading license plates looking for a lawless driver?

What I do know is that surveillance cameras have become common place and most people are probably like me – we wonder about them and move on.

School Should Recognize Student Group Opposing Surveillance Cameras

School Should Recognize Student Group Opposing Surveillance Cameras

2008-03-25 00:00:00

ANN ARBOR – In a letter to Ann Arbor Public Schools today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan threatened to sue the school district unless the superintendent reversed a Pioneer High School decision denying school club status to a student group opposing the installation of surveillance cameras. Pioneer administrators have refused to afford the group the same privileges as other student clubs because it is political group that opposes a school decision.

ACLU to Ask Ann Arbor School Board to Halt Installation of Cameras at Pioneer

ACLU to Ask Ann Arbor School Board to Halt Installation of Cameras at Pioneer

2007-11-28 00:00:00

ANN ARBOR — In an effort to stop the installation of 53 surveillance cameras at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan along with concerned students and parents will address the Ann Arbor Board of Education at tonight’s board meeting.

Take Action: Protect Privacy from Military Recruiters

Take Action: Protect Privacy from Military Recruiters

2007-09-05 00:00:00

Today, most Michigan high school students and their parents are probably thinking about getting a new routine down pat, juggling work and school schedules, and who will get the car this Friday night.

You're probably not thinking about military recruiters and student privacy.

Judges Rule High School Strip Searches Unconstitutional

Judges Rule High School Strip Searches Unconstitutional

2005-04-04 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a victory for student rights, a panel of federal judges ruled today that the strip search conducted on more than twenty students at Whitmore Lake High School in 2000 was unconstitutional.

“The opinion is a victory for student privacy because it ensures that students throughout Michigan will not be subjected to such demeaning strip searches again,” said Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan Executive Director.  “Young people do not forfeit their human rights when they enter school.”

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ANN ARBOR – In a letter to Ann Arbor Public Schools today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan threatened to sue the school district unless the...
Michigan lawmakers will return to the Capitol this week seeking to make the second and final year of this 98th legislature one in which both they and their...
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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a landmark case on whether the government needs a warrant to access a person’s cell phone location history. The American...
Michigan lawmakers will return to the Capitol this week seeking to make the second and final year of this 98th legislature one in which both they and their...
ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 2, 2015 Bipartisanship is flourishing lately. Not so much among our elected officials – unsurprising given that...
September 07, 2011 Privacy, surveillance, 9/11, CIA
Ten years after the devastating attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, the ACLU joins all Americans in remembering the unspeakable losses suffered on...
ANN ARBOR – In a letter to Ann Arbor Public Schools today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan threatened to sue the school district unless the...
November 28, 2007 Privacy
ANN ARBOR — In an effort to stop the installation of 53 surveillance cameras at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, the American Civil Liberties Union of...
September 05, 2007 Privacy
Today, most Michigan high school students and their parents are probably thinking about getting a new routine down pat, juggling work and school schedules, and...
April 04, 2005 Privacy
DETROIT – In a victory for student rights, a panel of federal judges ruled today that the strip search conducted on more than twenty students at Whitmore Lake...
June 10, 2004 Privacy
DETROIT – At a news conference this morning, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced a challenge to a policy that has allowed the Detroit...
June 19, 2003 Privacy
Strip Search Unconsitutional DETROIT – In a victory for student rights, a federal judge has ruled that the strip search of more than twenty students that took...
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