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Congress Presses Kushner on COVID-19 Health Data Surveillance Project

Jessica Davis

April 13, 2020 - Several members of Congress are pressing White House Advisor Jared Kushner amid privacy concerns, after reports showed the White House has assembled technology and healthcare firms to develop an extensive COVID-19 surveillance system.

Led by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, the letter argues the White House may not have been completely transparent about its surveillance efforts. And as many of the reported participating organizations have “have a checkered history when it comes to protecting patient and user privacy,” the effort raises several privacy red flags.

As noted repeatedly in the past, HIPAA was not designed to ...

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