On June 3, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker released a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.
Continue Reading House and Senate Release a Bipartisan U.S. Federal Privacy Bill

On May 26, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a press release reminding health app providers that California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act applies to mobile apps that are designed to store medical information, which includes health apps such as fertility trackers.
Continue Reading California Attorney General Reminds Health App Providers of Obligations to Protect Reproductive Health Information

On March 29 and March 30, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency held via video conference two public pre-rulemaking informational sessions regarding the California Privacy Rights Act. The CPPA also recently announced additional meetings with stakeholders via teleconference beginning May 4, 2022.
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On March 10, 2022, in its first formal written opinion interpreting the California Consumer Privacy Act’s compliance obligations, the California Attorney General confirmed that the CCPA grants consumers the right to access inferences drawn from personal information collected about the consumer, even if such inferences are generated by the business (unless the business can demonstrate that a statutory exception to the CCPA applies).
Continue Reading California AG Issues Decision on Disclosure of Inference Data in Response to CCPA Access Requests

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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During the week of October 4, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law bills amending the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, California’s data breach notification law and California’s data security law. Additional bills, amending the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act and the California Insurance Code, also were also signed into law. The Governor also signed into law a bill protecting the privacy and security of genetic data processed by direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, and a bill designed to prevent the sale, purchase and use of data obtained by illegal means.
Continue Reading California Governor Signs into Law Bills Updating the CPRA and Bills Addressing the Privacy and Security of Genetic and Medical Data, Among Others