Proposed COVID-19 Relief Bills Include Privacy, Security Funding

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

The Senate Committee on Appropriations unveiled COVID-19 relief legislation this week, which would allocate $53 million in funds to the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to protect coronavirus research data and related data.

Meanwhile, a group of Senate Democrats sent a letter to the committee as they work on the stimulus package, urging them to include basic, commonsense privacy protections for COVID-19 health data in the upcoming bill. Those privacy provisions were included in a Democratic proposal in May.

The additional emergency appropriations' legislation for...

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