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Republican Senators Introduce Coronavirus-Related Data Privacy Bill

  • May 01, 2020

Reuters (4/30) reports a key group of Republican senators introduced “proposed legislation to address consumer privacy concerns surrounding technology companies’ efforts to use personal data to fight the coronavirus pandemic.” Commerce Committee chair Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with other Republicans, introduced a bill that would “hold businesses accountable to consumers if they use personal data to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.” The bill will allow tech companies to develop “platforms that could trace the virus and help flatten the curve and stop the spread,” all while maintaining privacy protections for US citizens.
      Additional coverage is provided by The Hill (4/30, Rodrigo).