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Personal data from Pa. contact tracing calls still online despite assurances it had been secured

A spreadsheet of data was still online as of Wednesday, raising questions about whether the company, Insight Global, or the state can be confident they know where all the information might be stored.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Updated: May 20, 2021 | 3:49 pm

Pennsylvania terminating vendor that mishandled virus data

The state had planned to drop Insight Global once its contract expires at the end of the July, but the Health Department said it will instead terminate the contract early, on June 19.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Updated: May 3, 2021 | 9:13 pm

GOP: Wolf should fire vendor that mishandled virus data

GOP leaders on Monday also called for state and federal probes into the Atlanta-based contractor’s mishandling of the data, and what they said was the slow response by the Wolf administration.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: April 29, 2021 | 4:43 pm

Contact tracing data breach exposed personal information for more than 72k people in Pa.

The state says it will not renew its contract with the agency, Insight Global, after the incident.

By Brett Sholtis

How well are contact tracing apps working to alert us to COVID in Pa., Del., and N.J.?

States are measuring effectiveness partly in terms of how many people have downloaded the apps. Pennsylvania’s app has reached roughly 5% to 6% of the target population.

By Alan Yu/WHYY