Monthly Archives: August 2006

Radio Frequency Identification

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are tiny computer chips that can be encoded with any type of information. These chips are embedded within documents or objects to be used for monitoring or tracking purposes. When an RFID reader emits a…

Real ID – Real Scary

What is the Real ID Act? The Real ID Act is a law signed by President Bush in May 2005, which, if accepted and carried out by the states, would turn drivers’ licenses into genuine national identity cards and impose…

Landmark Privacy Bill Wins Bipartisan Support from California Lawmakers

August 31, 2006 SACRAMENTO – The American Civil Liberties Union’s three California affiliates today applauded the State Legislature for passing the first bill in the country to require privacy and security protections for the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)…

Ending Government Sponsorship of the Mt. Soledad Cross

August 24, 2006 The ACLU, the Jewish War Veterans, and local residents sued the U.S. government and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, charging that the continued display of the Mt. Soledad Latin cross on federally owned land unlawfully entangles government with…

ACLU Represents Jewish War Veterans in Effort to Relocate Mt. Soledad Cross

SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union, the Jewish War Veterans and local residents announced today that they are suing the U.S. government and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, charging that the continued display of the Mt. Soledad Latin cross…