Monday Brief: FEB 8 2021

DIA and the “Data Brokers”

What’s New: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is drafting legislation to prohibit the federal government from purchasing American user data from so-called “data brokers.”

Why This Matters: It has been known for several years that the government occasionally purchases this information; however, the recent discovery that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is one of the entities acquiring this data is heightening concerns.

Key Points:

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