Preserving fundamental privacy protections for citizens is absolutely critical as illegal government spying, provisions of the Patriot Act, and increasingly sophisticated and invasive surveillance technologies transcend the bounds of law in the name of national security.
In New Mexico, ACLU-NM has fought for privacy rights by:
- Working with a bipartisan team of legislators to introduce the New Mexico Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which would require police to get a warrant before accessing New Mexicans' personal, private electronic data;
- Filed suit against a county clerk who released confidential voter registration information to the Republican Party; and
- Supported legislation that prevents employers or insurance companies from using individuals’ genetic information to determine hiring or health coverage.
We also monitor the interplay between cutting-edge technology and civil liberties, actively promoting responsible uses of technology that enhance privacy and freedom, while opposing those that undermine our freedoms and move us closer to a surveillance society.
Learn more about our recent work protecting your Privacy below.