Monday, 10 May 2021 09:47

Concerning COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Breach

Editor's Note:
The government should NOT BE DOING THIS to begin with.  

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Via Rosemary Brown:

It has been concerning to learn of a data breach impacting more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians who were contact traced for COVID-19. The Legislature is calling for an immediate, independent investigation into how this happened and why it was not addressed sooner by the executive branch.

A WPXI-TV/Target 11 investigation that aired last Thursday revealed Pennsylvanians’ personal information was unsecured and accessible on the internet after they answered calls from employees of Insight Global, which was awarded a no-bid contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to conduct contact tracing.

DOH officials have said they will not renew Insight Global’s contract, which has netted the company nearly $29 million, when it expires in July - why is this contract not being terminated immediately?

I encourage an investigation on this matter from an independent agency such as the attorney general, House Government Oversight Committee or even federal law enforcement.

 

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