WASHINGTON, D.C. — After concerns private information is turning up in the wrong hands because of the government’s health care website, the U.S. House has passed a bill forcing the government to take some accountability.
Representative Greg Walden is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. It requires the department of health and human services notify people if their information is stolen.
“The federal government should have to tell you if somebody has stolen your personal information from the health care exchange,” said Rep. Greg Walden. “That’s what happens in the private sector: when the data is compromised, the companies have to tell you if your data is compromised.”
Walden says there are serious concerns about the security of the government’s online exchange.