Wyden and Warren Demand Investigation into IRS Warrantless Location Tracking
A unit of the IRS previously bought access to location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones to try and identify individuals.
Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren want a formal investigation into the IRS' use of smartphone location data to track Americans without a warrant.
On Thursday, the two Senators sent a letter to the body tasked with oversight of the IRS demanding it investigate how a section of the IRS bought access to this data.
The news highlights the continued tread of law enforcement agencies obtaining location data that would ordinarily require a warrant to do, by simply purchasing the data from commercial providers instead.
Read the full article on the VICE website, here.
By: Joseph Cox
Source: Wyden and Warren Demand Investigation into IRS Warrantless Location Tracking
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