Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age


RWG staff and members speak about the growing connections between surveillance, national security, immigration enforcement, privacy, and civil liberties in this new video from 20KFilms, created for the American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom (ALA-OIF) Privacy Revolution campaign and Choose Privacy Week in May 2012. The ALA explains: “The featured speakers ask important questions about the impact of the growing surveillance state on national security, civil liberties and privacy rights. They include Michael GermanAmerican Civil Liberties Union senior policy counsel for national security and privacy; Margaret Huang, executive director of the Rights Working GroupParomita Shah, associate director of the National Immigration ProjectJulia Shearson, executive director at Council on American Islamic Relations – Cleveland; and Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.” 

RWG's work on these intersections launched with the Securing Our Rights in the Information Sharing Era a convening on national security, surveillance, and immigration enforcement in December 2011.