Biden to face questions at news conference in Israel

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Biden to face questions at news conference in Israel

The Chamber of Progress, a center-left trade group that receives funding from Apple, Amazon and other tech companies, wrote on Wednesday that the DOJ has “repeatedly made arguments that undermine the Fourth Amendment protections for data” held by digital services. The amendment confers a right against unreasonable searches and seizures.

(Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

The group is calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to “update” the DOJ’s position on the issue “to ensure that state law enforcement agents are not able to invade women’s most personal data without adequate constitutional safeguards.”

Elizabeth Banker, the group’s legal advocacy chief, said by chipping away at privacy protections in its prosecutions more broadly, Biden’s DOJ is creating a risky playbook that prosecutors could seize on to target women in states where abortion is illegal.