By CBS3 Staff

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.” 

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Lawmakers say the unsecured information was collected by a company in Georgia, called Insight Health.

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The company was hired by the state to perform contact tracing.

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No word on whether or not those affected will be notified.