ACLU of Va. wants info on police data-sharing program

VIRGINIA (WAVY) — The American Civil Liberties Union promises a fight over five local police departments and their use of phone data.

The ACLU announced Friday that it has put in a Freedom of Information Request to see if the Telephone Analysis Sharing Network is violating law. Police departments in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News all participate in the program.

Document: ACLU’s FOIA request

The ACLU of Virginia sent this statement:

There is no liberty without privacy, that’s why the constitutions of the United States and Virginia set limits on the ability of the government to breach our right to privacy.

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