The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with WW International, Inc. and Kurbo, Inc. over allegations the companies improperly registered children for the “Kurbo by WW” online weight loss management program. In pleadings filed on February 16, 2022, in federal court in the Northern District of California, the FTC claims WW and Kurbo offered
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
On October 1, 2021, Florida’s Protecting DNA Privacy Act took effect. The Act, signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 29, restricts the collection, use, retention, maintenance, analysis and disclosure of any DNA sample or analysis derived from a person in Florida.
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France’s highest administrative court recently issued a summary judgment that rejected a request for the suspension of the partnership between the French Ministry of Health and Doctolib, a leading provider of online medical consultations in Europe, for the management of COVID-19 vaccination appointments. …
Continue Reading French Highest Court Rejects Suspension of Partnership with EU Service Provider Using AWS; Extends Application of the Schrems II Requirements
On January 13, 2021, the FTC announced that fertility-app developer Flo Health, Inc. (“Flo”) agreed to a settlement over allegations that the company shared app users’ health information with third-party data analytics providers despite representations that Flo would keep such information private.
Continue Reading FTC Settles with Fertility-Tracking App Developer Regarding Health Data Disclosures
The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that restrictions relating to COVID-19 would be eased as of July 4, 2020, but that businesses will be asked to assist in the government’s efforts to employ contact tracing of infected individuals.
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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has released guidance that sets out the key principles of data protection that should be kept in mind as employers put measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Continue Reading ICO Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Re-Opening Workplaces
On May 14, 2020 Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act.
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On April 25, 2020, the Philippines National Privacy Commission issued a statement that it is investigating several breach notifications it has received relating to the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive personal information of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients. …
Continue Reading Philippines NPC Investigating COVID-19 Related Breaches
On April 30, 2020, Senate Republicans announced plans to introduce the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act of 2020 which would put temporary rules in place regarding the collection, processing and transfer of data used to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Continue Reading Senate Republicans Unveil COVID-19-specific Privacy Bill