Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt took aim at Google and Apple… telling the companies to take responsibility for all ‘contact tracing’ apps on their platforms. Schmitt says major technology companies must take responsibility for the rapid proliferation of apps that claim to help contain the spread of COVID-19 through ‘contact tracing’ but that in fact may put consumers’ personal information at risk. Schmidt joined with 36 other state and territory attorneys general asking them to take responsibility for the risk of exposure to consumers’ personally identifiable information, including sensitive health information, that could continue long after the present public health emergency ends. He says they are particularly concerned about purportedly ‘free’ apps that utilize GPS tracking, contain advertisements and/or in-app purchases, and are not affiliated with any public health authority or legitimate research institution.