ICAN Legal Update

September 18, 2022

In December 2021, ICAN announced that it was suing to obtain data from v-safe, the new smartphone-based program that the CDC deployed to track adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination.

According to the CDC, v-safe allows users to “quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.”  As we shared before, the data from v-safe is “collected, managed, and housed on a secure server by Oracle,” a private technology company, in the form of “aggregate deidentified data,” meaning it does not contain personal health information.  This means the data could be shared with the public, just as it is shared with Oracle.

As part of ICAN’s steadfast commitment to hold the CDC to its promise of providing “timely and transparent information about the safety of vaccines to … the public,” ICAN, through its attorneys, headed by Aaron Siri, submitted legal demands for the v-safe data – specifically demanding, “All de-identified data submitted to v-safe since January 1, 2020.”

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