2020-02-08#Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of Americans by buying it straight from private marketing firms. Yes these are the same Marketing firms that the United States federal government is complaining about gathering Citizens private data.
n a landmark 2018 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the United States Constitution Amendment IV protects cellphone location information. As a result, police are required to obtain a warrant before obtaining location data.
According to sources, DHS including United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (ICE) United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purchased location data as far back as 2017 from a small Virginia based company called Venntel Inc. and Gravy Analytics which are Data aggregators.
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- [#1] - Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms - based on information obtained 2020-02-08
- [#2] - DHS accessing cellphone database for immigration enforcement: report - based on information obtained 2020-02-08
- [#3] - Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement - based on information obtained 2020-02-08