The Obama administration on Thursday signed legislation that would allow the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to share the telemetry gathered on U.S. cellphone data, and that would give the agency broad access to that data.
The law would also allow the NSA to share its telemetry with other agencies, and the bill would require the government to retain the data.
Both of those provisions have bipartisan support.
The legislation was introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who noted that the data would not be used for intelligence collection.
It also comes as the Trump administration has come under fire for its push to expand surveillance powers, including an order to keep data on millions of Americans in a database.