An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies

"While this has been part of U.S. privacy policy for about 40 years, the rapid spread of the coronavirus could see data shared at an unprecedented scale — “hundreds of thousands of data points from hundreds of thousands of individuals,” said Albert Gidari, director of privacy at the Center for Internet and Society.

“We’ve never had a system on the backend to limit what the government does to it,” Gidari said during an Information Technology & Innovation Foundation webinar on Wednesday."