U.S. House committee inquires into Cover Oregon’s privacy practices

The Oregonian, April 2, 2014

Privacy in shredderA congressional committee wants to know whether Cover Oregon took adequate measures to protect personal information before trying to go live six months ago.

California Republican Darrell Issa, head of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has demanded a wide-ranging array of documents including security reports and correspondence between the exchange and federal officials.

READLetter from Darrell Issa to John Kitzhaber re Cover Oregon’s PHI privacy measures (PDF, 590KB)

His March 25 letter, which was sent to other states in addition to Oregon, cites “serious questions about the decision-making of both federal and state officials prior to the website’s launch.” …Continue reading at OregonLive.com