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US boosts privacy protection on health insurance website

October 9, 2015

A civil liberties group that previously had criticized the administration said the latest changes show a strong commitment to protecting privacy. Still, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said there's room for improvement. Administration officials said they are open to that.

"We applaud HealthCare.gov's decision to support 'Do Not Track' and give their users strong privacy controls," said Cooper Quintin, a staff technologist with the foundation. "We think that this is a great first step (and) would be thrilled to see more organizations, both public and private, follow their lead."

Friday, October 9, 2015
Associated Press
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