The ACLU of Georgia works to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information, and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation.
Georgia's Biometric Information Protection Act
The Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA) is a common sense, well-crafted, and time-tested measure to protect biometric privacy. Georgia has no protections in place for the collection and use of Georgians’ biometric info, the unique physical traits that make each of us unique – fingerprints, retinas, and facial structures, to name a few. Such a law would ensure that individuals are in control of their own biometric data and how it is used.
Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) Model Bill
Local governments in Georgia are adding various tools to their arsenal for warrantless and suspicionless surveillance, almost always without the knowledge or consent of the communities they serve. As such, the ACLU of Georgia supports local governments passing Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) laws. CCOPS promotes transparency, the public’s welfare, civil rights, and civil liberties by requiring police to seek community involvement for all decisions regarding the funding, acquisition, and deployment of surveillance equipment by police.