Privacy Abbreviated

Privacy Abbreviated


The Government Purchase of Private Data

September 27, 2023


As a consumer uses their cell phone or mobile device throughout the day, location data, preference, search, and other seemingly private data is collected by app companies and sold to third-party data brokers. Certain of those third-party data brokers may sell that data to government entities, including law enforcement. 


In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, professor Matthew Tokson joins our hosts to discuss how this collection and sale of private data may help government agencies circumvent certain legal requirements, such as when location data can’t be acquired without a warrant, and the implications of this circumvention. 


For more information about this episode, read the show notes here


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