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.
The Wall Street Journal previously reported federal agencies use cellphone location data for immigration enforcement.