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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.

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. Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren want a formal investigation into the IRS’ use of smartphone location data to track Americans without a warrant.

Source: Wyden and Warren Demand Investigation into IRS Warrantless Location Tracking

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