American Civil Liberties Union

DHS seeks to automate video surveillance on ‘soft targets’ like transit systems, schools


The broad solicitation risks blanket surveillance, with AI monitoring every previously unwatched camera feed at sites deemed soft targets, per an ACLU expert.

DHS sued over social media surveillance of visa holders


Naturalization attempts may have been denied based on posts from applicants' social media connections.

DHS and immigration authorities sued by ACLU over phone tracking


The organization wants to know how bulk databases of phone location data are being used by the agencies, which have refused Democratic senators' requests for their legal analysis.

Microsoft president won’t commit to moratorium on sale of facial recognition to federal law enforcement


Brad Smith would only say no federal law enforcement agency currently uses his company's technology and it wouldn't be used in scenarios that lead to bias.

New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms


The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.

ACLU puts members of Congress in the facial recognition crosshairs


In a test, Amazon's Rekognition software falsely identified 28 sitting members of Congress as individuals who have been arrested, the civil liberties group says.