Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that his committee would investigate reports of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies purchasing Americans’ private data, calling it a “run around the Fourth Amendment.”
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Government Surveillance and Crime will hold a hearing Thursday about how the federal government has continued its warrantless surveillance of American citizens. Although the hearing may focus on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Biggs, the chairman of the subcommittee, teased that they may look into other issues.
The FBI admitted in March that the agency purchased geolocation data from Americans’ mobile-phone advertising, although the agency said it has moved past that practice after facing legal issues and controversy. Other government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have bought access to American geolocation data.