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Democrats Present Legislation Aimed At Protecting Health Data During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • May 15, 2020

The Hill (5/14, Rodrigo) reports, “Democrats in both chambers introduced legislation Thursday aimed at protecting the privacy and security of health data during the coronavirus pandemic.” The legislation, the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act, “would place strict limits on what and by who data collected for public health purposes can be used, implement data minimization procedures for that info and require opt-in consent for any efforts.” The act “comes as health agencies and tech companies are developing contact tracing and monitoring tools to contain the pandemic.”