The National Security Agency Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission affordable requires superior attention.
Senator Ron Wyden requested to the director of national intelligence, Avril D. Haines, that the U.S. government should not fund and legitimize a dubious industry.
“The U.S. government should not be funding and legitimizing a shady industry whose flagrant violations of Americans’ privacy are not just unethical, but illegal,” Mr. Wyden wrote.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies outside the Defense Department also purchase data about Americans in ways that have drawn mounting scrutiny. In September, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security faulted several of its units for buying and using smartphone location data in violation of privacy policies. Customs and Border Protection has also indicated that it would stop buying such data.