Matt Cagle (@matt_cagle) is a Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where he works on digital rights issues, including privacy, surveillance, and free speech. Matt focuses on ensuring modern digital systems — be they private platforms or public projects — are publicly debated and implemented with equality and justice in mind. This includes work on the use of surveillance technology by local police, and the promotion of best practices for online platforms. Prior to joining the ACLU full-time, Matt worked in private practice advising startups on privacy issues. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona and Stanford Law School, where he was a member editor of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Jun 17, 2021
Grassroots Activists are Leading the Fight to Stop Face Recognition. It’s Time for Congress to Step Up, Too.
Jun 10, 2020
Microsoft Says it Supports Racial Justice. Will it Refuse to Power Discriminatory Police Surveillance?
Oct 11, 2019
California Just Blocked Police Body Cam Use of Face Recognition
Jan 17, 2019
The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts
May 22, 2018
Amazon Teams Up With Government to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology
Feb 13, 2018
A California City Fights Off ICE’s Digital Deportation Machine
Aug 30, 2017
Why Are Border Sheriffs Rushing to Adopt Iris-Recognition Technology?
May 4, 2017
Why Did the Government Search an Artist’s iPhone at the Border?
Oct 11, 2016
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color
May 26, 2016
The Government Is Trying to Influence Speech on Social Media — But How?