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THE AMERICAN CIVL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island says the DLT is taking interim steps to contact and to be available to residents whose unemployment benefits were frozen. Those steps come after the ACLU filed a lawsuit over the department's method of addressing fraud.

DLT to increase reach-out efforts due to lawsuit over frozen benefits

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is taking interim action to notify and review unemployment insurance benefit payments that have been...
CRUSH CONCERNS: Rhode Island health officials see the Crush COVID RI smartphone app as an easy way for people to track their activities for possible contact tracing. Critics see privacy issues with it.

Crush COVID app raises caution flags for some

More than 35,000 people have downloaded the Crush COVID RI phone app that’s designed to make contact tracing easier during the pandemic, but critics...
PRIVACY THREAT? The state’s Crush COVID RI phone app includes GPS tracking that can 
be disabled.

State’s contact-tracing app not a serious threat to privacy rights

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she’s been thrilled with the early response to the state’s Crush COVID RI phone app, despite the specter of...
THE ACLU of Rhode Island has filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Labor and Training over frozen unemployment benefits.

ACLU sues R.I. over frozen unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Labor and Training in...
BALANCING ACT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is beginning a phased reopening of the state’s economy but says it will be quickly halted if the state sees a surge in new cases of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Does the state’s new ‘Crush COVID RI’ mobile app raise privacy...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently unveiled the state's free "Crush COVID RI" mobile app. It can be used to track where people go to...
THE ACLU has filed a lawsuit seeking the conditional release of 70 immigration detainees at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls due to the spread of COVID-19 in the facility.

ACLU seeks release of immigration detainees from Wyatt Detention Center due...

CENTRAL FALLS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a class-action lawsuit against federal immigration officials and the Wyatt Detention...

ACLU files complaint against Narragansett Police for not releasing misconduct reports

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a complaint against the Narragansett Police Department for refusing to release any...
A U.S. DISTRICT Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services preventing the state agency from issuing demand notices for overpayments of food assistance without adequate documentation. The order is in response to a lawsuit recently filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island.

Judge issues temporary restraining order in food benefit overpayment lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services, ordering the government agency to...

ACLU challenges state demand letters for food assistance repayment

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to prevent the state from issuing demand...
THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Wednesday on behalf of a former R.I. Department of Human Services employee who alleges she was unlawfully terminated from her job over a non-arrest conviction.

Former DHS employee files unlawful-termination complaint against state

PROVIDENCE – A former R.I. Department of Human Services employee filed a discrimination charge with the R.I. Commission for Human Rights Wednesday against her...

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