Over the years, Congress has put forth various legislative proposals regarding data privacy. None of the past legislation received the support necessary to enable passage of a comprehensive national data privacy law. However, data collection and analysis is becoming a key weapon in the fight against COVID-19 as companies and governments have sought to come up with effective and socially distant ways to keep close tabs on people’s health status and movements. These methods often involve using technology to collect vital but potentially sensitive health and location information.
Federal Privacy Law in Response to COVID-19 on the Rise: The COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act of 2020 vs. The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act
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