(Bloomberg) -- Republican lawmakers criticized potential security flaws in the U.S. health exchanges as Obama administration officials said they have made protecting customer privacy a top priority in their efforts to fix the website.

Identity theft, misrouted data and unencrypted information were among the concerns about the health-insurance marketplace leading up to its Oct. 1 debut. At a House hearing, Republicans sparred with Democrats over whether today’s questioning of the main technology officials for the exchanges was designed to solve problems or embarrass the Obama administration.

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