Advocates for civil liberties say that New York needs to tighten the safeguards around data, because it’s a major stumbling block for vaccinating people against COVID-19.
They contend that vulnerable communities may be less inclined to receive a vaccine without better assurances that their privacy is being protected.
“There is a direct correlation,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said. “These are numbers, so there’s a logic to it. The more people get vaccinated, the lower the positivity rate.”
Lawmakers proposed a bill that would tighten how vaccine information would be shared. That bill, as well as a couple others, have not made it all the way through the two chambers.
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