The ACLU works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties come before technological innovation.
Technological innovation has outpaced our ability to protect our private lives. As a result, our digital footprint can be tracked by the government and corporations in ways that were once unthinkable. When the government has easy access to private information, we lose more than just privacy and control over our information. Free speech, security, and equality all suffer in the face of ever-present surveillance and new ways to exploit data collected about us.
The ACLU-NJ works to ensure that civil liberties are protected as technology advances. New Jerseyans 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 will still protect people facing digital government surveillance, in which the government and corporations cannot exploit data about you, and in which your data remains your own.