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As technology advances, we need to make sure that protections for privacy and free speech aren’t left behind.  ACLU-TN works to expand the right to privacy, increase individuals’ control over their personal information, and ensure that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.

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20 04, 2017

Day 91: Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more

2017-04-20T14:17:46+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – including federal [...]

19 04, 2017

Day 90: Tell Homeland Security that invasive collection of travelers’ data is a non-starter

2017-04-19T10:56:42+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell the Department of Homeland Security that invasive collection of travelers' data is a non-starter Homeland Security is considering forcing some travelers to provide their passwords to social media [...]

30 03, 2017

Day 70: Watch Ed Snowden’s lawyer discuss democracy in a surveillance state

2017-03-30T10:02:10+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch Ed Snowden's lawyer discuss democracy in a surveillance state In a surveillance state, can democracy survive? That’s the question ACLU-TN posed to Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

19 03, 2017

Day 59: Fight government surveillance by taking a few simple steps to improve your digital privacy

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Fight government surveillance by taking a few simple steps to improve your digital privacy What’s one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can fight government surveillance? Improve your [...]

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]

5 03, 2017

Day 45: Rein in President Trump’s Spying Powers

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Rein in President Trump’s Spying Powers Based on his past statements and conduct, we have every reason to be concerned that President Trump will misuse the president's broad and [...]

2 03, 2017

BLACKLISTED: Memphis Police Surveillance and Kendrick v. Chandler – A Timeline

2017-03-28T06:53:27+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Docket|

ACLU-TN has had an ongoing concern over police surveillance of Memphis residents engaging in protected free speech activities for many decades now.

2 03, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Memphis Police Spying on Political Groups

2017-03-28T06:53:27+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.