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Linda Lye

Staff Attorney
ACLU of Northern California

Linda Lye is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where she focuses on free speech and privacy issues, often through the lens of new technology. Her current litigation includes a challenge to warrantless searches of cell phones by the police after an individual is arrested, Freedom of Information Act suits for records related to the FBI’s surveillance of the Occupy movement and the federal government’s use of location tracking technology, as well as a First Amendment challenge to a ballot initiative that restricts the online speech rights of registered sex offenders. She was formerly a partner at Altshuler Berzon, a San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment law. Earlier in her legal career, she clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme and Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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