Leading House and Senate Democrats introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

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The Democratic-led bill, which was introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, as well as Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky and DelBene, follows the May 10th introduction of a similar COVID-19 data protection bill by leading Senate Republicans. Although the bills are similarly broad in scope and substantively robust, they contain a few important differences.  Both the Democratic-led and the Republican-led COVID-19 privacy bills introduced so far are motivated by an urgent need to build public trust in the use of personal data to address the current pandemic. For example, recent research shows a marked lack of trust among the American population when it comes to their digital privacy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health Emergency Privacy Act:  https://assets.morningconsult.com/wp-uploads/2020/05/14150155/Public-Health-Emergency-Privacy-Act-As-Introduced.pdf

COVID–19 Consumer 4 Data Protection Act of 2020: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/services/files/A377AEEB-464E-4D5E-BFB8-11003149B6E0

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