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Our health data can help stop COVID-19—but we need strong safeguards to protect it

1 Jun 2020

We can’t let privacy fall by the wayside, even amid a global crisis.

Healthcare data is some of the most sensitive information belonging to an individual. As a result, it falls into a uniquely protected class in the U.S. The new coronavirus pandemic has put health data front and center—timely, accurate reporting of new cases is critical in our fight against COVID-19, and we know it. While only 29% of surveyed Americans would be comfortable sharing their location data to help fight the new coronavirus, 55% are willing to share health information for that same purpose.


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