ACLU Of Northern California

BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy AdvocatesA new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.
ACLU Sues Alameda County Sheriff Over Forced Pregnancy Tests Of Women In CustodyThe American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has filed a lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff's Office over a policy that requires every woman in its custody under 60 to take a pregnancy test.
Some Bay Area Police Departments Can Wiretap Cellphones, ACLU SaysSeveral Bay Area police departments have the ability to eavesdrop on cellphone conversations through a special wiretapping device, according to documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on Thursday.
Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In SacramentoCalifornia’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.
Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Ban Hammers, Shields At ProtestsAfter a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing "tools of violence" to demonstrations.
Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking MeasureA federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.
ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking InitiativeThe American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.
Smartphones Leave Trails From Location-Based ServicesNicole Ozer with the ACLU of Northern California explains some guidelines to follow regarding location-based mobile services.