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COVID-19: Digital Contact Tracing and Privacy Law [July 9, 2020]   [open pdf - 689KB]

From the Document: "Many states, territories, and localities have implemented public health orders to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their respective communities, including stay-at-home orders, orders temporarily closing schools and businesses, and orders limiting the size of public gatherings. In preparation for the eventual relaxation and lifting of these orders, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advocated that public health authorities use robust 'contact tracing' procedures to prevent the reoccurrence of widespread infections after communities reopen. While federal entities may advise on these procedures, state and local authorities are responsible for contact tracing operations, as provided by state law."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10511
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2020-07-09
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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