GAO Says States Need More Input On Data Sharing, Privacy

Law360, Chicago (February 21, 2013, 5:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget on Thursday to clarify how state human services agencies should share client data while still protecting privacy.

In a report titled "Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy," the GAO found that while data sharing across state and local human services programs that administer federal funds to people in need can boost efficiency and improve client service, challenges remain...
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