You Vote: How concerned are you about government agencies purchasing your phone and internet data?

A growing partnership between third party data brokers and law enforcement agencies is raising alarm bells among lawmakers and civil liberties lawyers.

Updated: September 29, 2022 - 2:31pm

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In a little noted trend, law enforcement agencies at every level of government are increasingly buying data from private, third-party data brokers on Americans' phone and internet activities in order to track them, often without a warrant, according to a new Just the News report.

While proponents say this practice provides critical help for investigations, critics argue it poses a serious violation of civil liberties that needs to be addressed through legislation.

What do you think? Should Americans be worried? Here's your chance to weigh in:

How concerned are you about government agencies purchasing Americans' phone and internet data from private, third-party data brokers, often without a warrant?

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