DHS buying personal data from govt contractors pushes Congress to pass legislation curtailing 3rd party data brokers
The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act would ban the police and government agencies from buying 'illegitimately obtained information'.
DHS and immigration authorities sued by ACLU over phone tracking
The organization wants to know how bulk databases of phone location data are being used by the agencies, which have refused Democratic senators' requests for their legal analysis.
Another agency draws attention of senators for warrantless use of phone data
Customs and Border Protection spent nearly half a million dollars on a subscription to Venntel's phone location database.
IRS under investigation for use of citizens’ phone location data
The inspector general is reviewing an IRS unit's subscription to a commercial database containing the phone location data of millions of citizens.