The claim is that with the imminent demise of Roe vs. Wade women seeking abortions in states where the procedure will be legal must be protected from the potential of being prosecuted for seeking the procedure in another state. That being the case, Senator Elizabeth Warren and a couple of other swamp creatures are sponsoring a bill that would make data brokering of cell phone GPS tracking illegal.
The Health and Location Data Protection Act would ban data firms from selling individuals’ health and location data, which Warren and fellow bill introducers say endangers not only the safety of abortion clinic visitors but also the safety of all Americans who may be unwittingly subject to surveillance. The Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and people whose data has been sold would be able to sue firms if they’re found to be in violation of the law.
The bill, which is co-sponsored by fellow Democrats like Senators Ron Wyden (Oregon) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), would be among the strictest regulations on consumer data collection and sales — an industry estimated to be worth $200 billion.
This information has been available on the open market for a decade at least – and used by the government in a number of ways including tracking down the people prosecuted in the January 6 witch hunt – and just now this is a privacy problem?
That’s sort of sudden.
Of course, recently the topic was brought to the public’s attention via the documentary “2000 Mules” produced by Dinesh D’Souza. In the movie, teams of researchers purchased location data thanks to True the Vote and traced the steps of thousands of people dropping filled-out ballots in drop boxes in a few select locations. These “mules” would get the ballots from a “non-profit” and put three to five in several drop boxes a night. By doing this, D’Souza, True the Vote, and a contractor was able to demonstrate one slice of the voter fraud that brought the United States Joe Biden into the White House.
It’s purely coincidence that such a privacy bill would surface now, right?
“Data brokers profit from the location data of millions of people, posing serious risks to Americans everywhere by selling their most private information,” Warren said in a statement. “With this extremist Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and states seeking to criminalize essential health care, it is more crucial than ever for Congress to protect consumers’ sensitive data.”