Several of our civil liberties peers have joined us in mounting campaigns to urge followers to contact key Members of Congress to hold hearings on the Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act. Free Press Action is now offering a portal to contact all Members of Congress.
Free Press Action’s language is succinct and its purpose is clear.
“If you have a smartphone or tablet, chances are that federal agencies know where you are right now. Agencies like ICE, U.S Customs and Border Protection, the FBI and others are buying sensitive data, including location data, from the apps we download on our devices — and they’re gaining all of this information without a warrant.
“How can this be? In short, federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies are circumventing Congress, the Constitution and the courts by exploiting a loophole in the law. The laws regulating how the government acquires your data were written before the age of apps and digital data brokers — and federal agencies are taking advantage.”
The Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act would close this loophole, ensuring that federal agencies can’t buy our private location data from apps or digital data brokers. Free Press Action urges hearings in the House and Senate Judiciary committees to move this legislation forward.
Click to the Free Press Action portal to tell Congress to pass the Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act.