PA Health Dept Sued; Investigation Looms, After Contact Tracing Breach

Jessica Davis has the somewhat predictable follow-up to a recently reported breach involving Insight Global, a contact tracing vendor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and its third-party contractor Insight Global have been sued, after reports that its COVID-19 contact tracing app exposed the sensitive data of at least 72,000 individuals who used the platform.

The lawsuit follows calls from Republican state legislators to investigate the breach, alleging state leaders were made aware of the security issues months ago but dismissed the concerns.

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