New Patriot Act for Healthcare?: Kushner’s team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system
Many of us warned about what the Patriot Act could lead to. Now this.
Health privacy laws already grant broad exceptions for national security purposes. But the prospect of compiling a national database of potentially sensitive health information has prompted concerns about its impact on civil liberties well after the coronavirus threat recedes, with some critics comparing it to the Patriot Act enacted after the 9/11 attacks.