Rep. Demands Answers On Data Sharing

Law360, New York (January 30, 2015, 3:26 PM EST) -- The chairman of the House Committee On Science, Space and Technology sent three letters on Thursday asking the federal government to explain media reports that it is sharing the personal data of users with third-party websites such as Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and YouTube LLC.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has sent letters to the leaders of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and to the chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, demanding they reveal just how the policy to share the information came...

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