A new bipartisan bill could introduce strict rules around the way contact tracing apps handle users’ private information.
According to a new report by The Washington Post, the bill would target Apple and Google’s exposure notification API, as well as other contact tracing apps.
Apple and Google recently began rolling out their API around the world, but so far in the US, very few states have committed to using the technology.
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Senate lawmakers are drawing up a bill to ensure that contact tracing and exposure-notification apps don’t abuse user privacy, according to a report from The Washington Post.
The bipartisan bill, which the Post says is called the “Exposure Notification Privacy Act,” could be unveiled today and would set out federal rules to ensure that data collected by contact tracing apps would not be used for commercial purposes.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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