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.
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