Thursday, January 27, 2005

ACLU Continues Fighting Anti-Terror Measures

From: carrie davis
Subject: the ACLU takes on MATRIX
To: Declan McCullagh
Hi Declan,
I thought you and Politech readers might be interested in one of the
projects I'm currently working on at the ACLU: MATRIX, the Multi-State
Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange. The ACLU of Ohio issued a release &
alert today (on our website at http://www.acluohio.org), trying to pressure
the Ohio AG to turn over info about Ohio's participation in MATRIX. Our FOI
requests haven't been answered, so we tried a new angle to get their
attention. A similar approach is in use by the ACLU in the other states
participating in MATRIX, and we have obtained some very enlightening info
as a result (on the national website at
http://www.aclu.org/Privacy/Privacy). Nine states have already withdrawn
from MATRIX, and we're hoping that, with enough public outcry, it will go
the way of TIA... or at least we can lift the veil of secrecy.
If you want any more info, let me know. I'm running point here in Ohio, and
I would be more than happy to answer any questions or put you in touch with
my counterparts elsewhere.
Hope you're doing well.
Best,
Carrie
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