HARRISBURG – In light of a recent announcement by the PA Department of Health that they plan to launch a COVID-19 contact tracing app this month, the state Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a hearing to publicly vet the app and concerns surrounding contact tracing and data privacy, according to Committee Chair, York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill. She said we need to get questions about how data will be collected, what will be done with the data, out in public light before the app launches. The public hearing will be held today at 10 a.m. from the state Capitol. The hearing will include officials from the PA Health Department, the ACLU, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The hearing will be streamed live on Sen. Phillips-Hill’s Facebook Page as well as on the committee’s website.

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL