On August 16, 2022, California Assembly Member Cooley introduced amendments to Assembly Bill 1102 that would extend the California Consumer Privacy Act’s temporary exemptions for HR and B2B data for an additional two years – until January 1, 2025.
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On June 21, 2022, President Biden signed into law, the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021 and the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, two bipartisan bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity postures of the federal, state and local governments.
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On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill No. 3950, requiring employers to provide written notice to employees prior to the use of tracking devices in vehicles used by employees. The Act will go into effect on April 18, 2022.
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On February 18, 2022, California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced a pair of bills that would extend the duration of the current exemptions in the CCPA/CPRA for certain HR data and business-to-business customer representative personnel data from most of the law’s requirements.
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On November 10, 2021, the New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting employers and employment agencies from using automated employment decision tools to screen candidates or employees, unless a bias audit has been conducted prior to deploying the tool. The Bill takes effect on January 2, 2023.
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On November 8, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law A.430/S.2628, which requires private employers with a place of business in New York State to provide their employees prior written notice, upon hiring, of any electronic monitoring, as defined in the Act, to which the employees will be subjected by the employer.
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On September 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance regarding when the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The guidance addresses common workplace scenarios and answers questions about whether and how the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies.
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