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Senators propose COVID-19 contact-tracing privacy bill

Senators propose COVID-19 contact-tracing privacy bill

Apple and Google have created technology to track COVID-19’s spread.


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A group of US senators on Monday introduced a bill to regulate contact-tracing apps, aiming to protect user privacy as technology is used to track the spread of the novel coronavirus

The proposal is called the Exposure Notification Privacy Act and seeks to ensure that people couldn’t be forced to use the technology. It also would make sure that the data isn’t used for advertising or commercial purposes and that people can delete their data. The bill seeks to require that notification systems only rely on “an authorized diagnosis” that came from medical organization. 

“Public health needs to be in charge of any notification system so we protect people’s privacy and help them know when there is a warning that they might have been exposed to COVID-19,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington and one of

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