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Democrats Ask Apple CEO About Privacy of Coronavirus App

April 3, 2020, 5:09 PM

Four Democratic senators ask Apple CEO Tim Cook about how the company is ensuring the privacy of consumers’ health data submitted to Apple’s Covid-19 website and app.

  • Sens. Bob Menendez, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter today, which was obtained by Bloomberg Government
  • Lawmakers seek information on terms of agreement between Apple and federal/state governments, whether screening site and app are required to be HIPPA compliant, data retention and cybersecurity policies and whether data will be shared or sold
  • Related: Apple Joins Others in Launching Covid-19 Screening Tools

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