GOP: PA Gov. Wolf should fire vendor that mishandled virus data

Pennsylvania

The company used unauthorized Google accounts to store personal information about residents who were reached for contact tracing

Credit: www.governor.pa.gov/

(AP) – Republican state lawmakers say Pennsylvania should immediately terminate the no-bid state contract of a company that performed COVID-19 contact tracing and exposed the private medical information of tens of thousands of residents.

GOP leaders on Monday also called for state and federal probes into the Atlanta-based contractor’s mishandling of the data, and what they said was the slow response by the Wolf administration.

Employees of Insight Global used unauthorized Google accounts to store names, phone numbers, email addresses, COVID-19 exposure status, sexual orientations and other information about residents who had been reached for contact tracing.

The company’s contract with the state required it safeguard people’s data.

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