Your sensitive personal information is being sold in a toxic data marketplace, whether you like it or not. Private companies harvest all sorts of personal information about you and sell it to the highest bidder—including the U.S. government.
So we need federal legislation to make sure that the Fourth Amendment isn’t being trampled. Congress needs to explicitly bar law enforcement and intelligence agencies from purchasing data from private companies that it would have otherwise needed a warrant to acquire.
We’re asking you to write to your Representatives and Senators and urge them to support HR 2738/S.1265 or the Fourth Amendment is Not For Sale Act. The bill would prevent the government from purchasing geolocation information and other data that could reveal a tremendous amount of personal and revealing information.
Just because your data is for sale at the market, doesn’t mean the government should be allowed to buy it.