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Bowing to an outcry over online privacy, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers’ personal information from the government’s health insurance website.
The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported earlier in the week that the website was quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing. The personal details included age, income, ZIP code, tobacco use, and whether a woman is pregnant.
That prompted lawmakers to demand an explanation, while privacy advocates called on the administration to make changes.