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Democrats introduce bill to protect data collected in coronavirus pandemic

Democratic lawmakers from both chambers yesterday introduced legislation to place limits on how tech companies and public health agencies use smartphones and other digital tools to track the spread of the coronavirus.

The bill would apply to a recent flood of Silicon Valley technologies coming to market amid the pandemic. The bill would require Americans to consent to participate in these efforts, and it would prohibit any data collected to address the health crisis from being used for other purposes such as advertising.

Source: The Technology 202: Democrats introduce bill to protect data collected in coronavirus pandemic – The Washington Post

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