Jay Stanley is Senior Policy Analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, where he researches, writes and speaks about technology-related privacy and civil liberties issues and their future. SPT works to protect and expand the rights of freedom of expression and privacy, actively promoting responsible technology uses that enhance our rights, while opposing invasive uses, such as unnecessary surveillance.
Stanley writes for and is Editor of the ACLU “Free Future” blog, and has authored and co-authored a variety of influential ACLU reports, including “Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains” (2002), an examination of the confluence of new technology and weakening privacy protections; “The Surveillance Industrial Complex” (2004), which traced the growing intersection between government surveillance and the private sector; “Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance” (2011), on drones; as well as numerous other reports, white papers and fact sheets on such topics as network neutrality, scientific freedom, data mining, NSA spying, airline passenger security, video surveillance, face-recognition technology, photographer’s rights, and the need for new privacy oversight institutions.
Stanley has also served as communications strategist for the ACLU, and is a frequent media spokesperson on technology issues. He is part of the ACLU’s New York City-based legal department, but he works out of the Washington office. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.