Employers are using third-party companies to mine data about their workers' personal health issues.By Michael Arria
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is proposing legislation that would prevent companies from accessing their employees' birth control details.
The Birth Control Privacy Act (H.R. 5746), which was introduced with over 40 cosponsors, takes aim at workplace wellness programs that might access private information regarding women's contraception decisions. The legislation would prohibit such programs from sharing personally identifiable information with employers about their workers' birth-control use.