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Ron Johnson opens probe into CDC tracking Americans through phone data


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Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is investigating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for tracking millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

The CDC paid one company $420,000 to access location data for at least 20 million cell phones a day, a Vice Motherboard investigation revealed last week. While the CDC claimed it needed access to the data to fight COVID, documents show the data was used "to support non-COVID-19 programmatic areas and public health priorities."

Johnson criticized the CDC's phone tracking efforts Monday on "Just the News – Not Noise."

"Just because data exists, doesn't mean that the government should be using it to track Americans, I would think that that really raises some very serious constitutional issues," Johnson noted.:snip:

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