House Wants To Make Data Buying Illegal for Intel Agencies

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On April 17th, the House passed H.R. 4639, the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act, 219-199, and one present. If put into place, it would bar intelligence and law enforcement from being able to buy data and intel from third-party data brokers.

Before the Bill passed, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) spoke with Breitbart about it. “Despite opposition from the Biden White House, the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act represents a bipartisan and bicameral agreement that American citizens deserve to have their rights protected by their government. Congress must pass this bill to ensure that the unconstitutional sale of Americans’ data without a warrant is ended.”

As Reps Davidson and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) have both insisted, intelligence and law enforcement purchasing this kind of data is their way of circumventing the Fourth Amendment. Using outside forces to gather intel on Americans has become a bipartisan issue of late. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson made it unable to be an amendment to the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA); instead, he felt it had the merits to stand on its own.

Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) co-led the bill and wrote, “Our rights shouldn’t have a price tag. That’s why we need to pass the bipartisan 4th Amendment Is Not For Sale Act – that I’m so proud to co-lead – and close the data broker loophole that allows intelligence agencies to buy our personal information.”

While it might seem peculiar to have bipartisan resolve on this issue, it’s good to see that this is one area the liberals see as incredibly dangerous to the American way of life. Perhaps it will lead to more of them admitting TikTok is a cause for national concern, and a threat to our livelihood too. The kind of data minding performed by the company, with their background intel gathering and ability to stitch together information, makes it very powerful and a high-cost resource.