HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health pulled out of a state senate hearing deciding not to testify Tuesday about a contact tracing data breach. Lawmakers say the breach exposed the personal data of about 70,000 Pennsylvanians.
“Sadly, on Friday at 6 p.m. I was called by the Department of Health and was told they would no longer be testifying at this hearing,” Pennsylvania State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill said. “The opportunity to provide transparency lost, yet questions still remain.”READ MORE: Ericka Brair Killed In 'Crime Of Passion' Day Before She Was Due To Testify In Court
Lawmakers say the unsecured information was collected by a company in Georgia, called Insight Health.READ MORE: Ocean County Couple Among Those Missing In Building Collapse Near Miami
The company was hired by the state to perform contact tracing.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Board Of Education To Officially Rename Andrew Jackson Elementary School
No word on whether or not those affected will be notified.