Five Democrats from both houses of Congress introduced a bill Thursday that would protect consumers’ health data when they choose to use digital contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of Covid-19, including technology that Apple and Google are building into their smartphone software. House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. also introduced the bill. House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Health Subcommittee Vice Chair G. K. Butterfield D-N.Y., and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Vice Chair Tony Cárdenas D-Calif. are co-sponsors.

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