Biden opposes Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act ahead of House vote

The Biden administration has announced its opposition to the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act ahead of Wednesday’s vote on the bill.

The House is scheduled to have a stand-alone vote on Wednesday evening on the act, which began as an amendment to a previous bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Sponsor Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and other privacy hawks are pushing the measure.

“[The Act] generally would prohibit the intelligence community and law enforcement from obtaining certain commercially available information — subject only to narrow, unworkable exceptions,” a statement of administration policy opposing Davidson’s bill reads. “It does not affect the ability of foreign adversaries or the private sector to obtain and use the same information, thus negating any privacy benefit to U.S. persons while threatening America’s national security.”

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