Data broker shared phone location records with DC’s health department

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Public records show data broker Veraset shared billions of “highly sensitive� phone location records with Washington, D.C.’s Department of Health as part of COVID-19 tracking efforts, The Washington Post reports. The data, provided as part of a free trial, was authorized for COVID-19 tracking purposes only and did not include names and personal details. The Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request and said the data does not appear to have been misused.
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