Google’s Coronavirus Test Sites May Be Scooping Up People’s Sensitive Information
In the two months since Verily rolled out the testing sites in California, advocates and lawmakers have been warning the Alphabet subsidiary may not be in compliance with California’s strict new privacy law that requires companies to give detailed, clear information to consumers on what kind of information it’s collecting.
Mary Stone Ross, an Oakland-based consumer privacy expert, said Verily is not complying with the letter of the law because it does not list on its website every category of personal information it collects from users, referencing the exact language used in the law.
More broadly problematic is the fact that there seems to be little oversight of the company. For example, the California privacy law passed in January is not going to be fully enforced until July.