For decades, the U.S. government has been blatantly violating our Fourth Amendment rights by engaging in warrantless mass surveillance of our activities -- aided by corporations who have created an entire industry of mining and selling that data to them!
A new bill aims to put an end to this wildly unconstitutional practice -- the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act would close the huge loopholes in our federal privacy laws that the government has been exploiting to spy on our internet activity, emails, phone calls, geolocation, etc.
Contact your Rep today and urge them to support both this important legislation, as well as the #WeThePeopleAmendment (by clicking on our Action Page and and filling out your information in a form, you'll be provided with your Rep's contact information and scripts to make it super easy -- and you can be assured we will NEVER share your data)!
Free Press Action Government Relations Director Sandra Fulton made the following statement:
“Every time federal agents buy data from unregulated and exploitative data brokers they’re violating the spirit of the Fourth Amendment. The intelligence community has manipulated legal loopholes to create a sweeping public-private surveillance mechanism that targets immigrants, people of color and other vulnerable communities. The bill is a much needed response to repeated abuses by federal agencies. These abuses include reports about ICE purchasing massive amounts of data from mobile applications, and the military purchasing data from a Muslim prayer application."
Corporations should NOT be profiting off of our government's unconstitutional activities -- and the fact that they are allowed to enjoy these rights they were never intended to have (and exclusively exercise at the expense of the rights of actual human beings) is absolutely outrageous!
Thank you for doing your part to hold our Congress accountable to representing the rights of We The (Real) People.