Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
HHS issued a notice that it is developing new system of records, “COVID-19 Insights Collaboration Records,” for use by HHS for analysis, research, and public health activities related to the study of COVID-19. The new database will aggregate existing patient records from federal agencies, state agencies and private sector entities. Patient records will be selected for patients who have and, for control purposes, have not, tested positive for COVID-19. The notice was published on the Federal Register on July 16 and public comments will be accepted until August 15 (30 days thereafter).