CDC Accessed Phone Data To Monitor Citizens’ Lockdown Compliance

CDC bought access to Americans' phone location data to monitor compliance with lockdowns

  • The bureaucrats at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bought data from tracking companies to monitor Americans’ locations in real-time during the reign of COVID, according to contracts obtained by the Epoch Times.
  • The CDC paid $420,000 to one company and $208,000 to another, gaining access to location data from a minimum of 55 million cellphone users, the purchase orders show.
  • The shocking and unsettling contracts were approved under emergency rules granted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC’s stated purpose for purchasing the location data of American citizens was as follows, and I quote:
  • This Contract will provide CDC with the necessary data to continue critical emergency response functions related to evaluating the impact of visits to key points of interest, stay at home orders, closures, re-openings and other public health communications related to social distancing, mask mandates, and other emerging research areas (social inequalities) on community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Mobility data are derived from the location of cell phones at various points in time and aggregated over time or geography or both to create various metrics that have been or will be used by CDC.