Update: A spokeswoman for the firm Vital Software said in a Tuesday, April 21 email that the firm had removed references to marketing and advertising from the company's privacy policy. The wording change reflects what the company has been doing, she said, and will apply to data already gathered.

In a clash between good intentions and consumer privacy, a COVID-19 symptom checker website promoted by the city of Portland and Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties is raising concerns with prominent privacy and consumer advocates.