Author: Jim Potter

Articles by: Jim Potter

Data Privacy

Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Consumer Data Privacy Act

Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Consumer Data Privacy Act

On June 25th, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee transmitted without signature (effectively a pocket veto) the Rhode Island Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Act (SB 2500 / HB 7787). The act is based on the Washington Privacy Act model but diverges from the prevalent forms of that model in two ways. First, the act contains a unique […]

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Data Privacy

NY Passes Two Kids Privacy Bills to Restrict Access to Addictive Algorithmic Feeds

NY Passes Two Kids Privacy Bills to Restrict Access to Addictive Algorithmic Feeds

The New York legislature passed two bills on June 7, 2024 directed at children’s use of online technologies – the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act (S7694) that restricts access to addictive algorithmic feeds and the New York Child Data Protection Act (S7695) that bans sites from collecting, using, sharing or selling personal […]

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Data Privacy

Minnesota Becomes 18th State to Adopt Consumer Data Privacy Law

Minnesota Becomes 18th State to Adopt Consumer Data Privacy Law

On May 24, Governor Tim Walz signed into law Minnesota’s new comprehensive data privacy law, the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act (HF 4757 referenced as the MCDPA). The MCDPA goes into effect on July 31, 2025, with some exceptions for colleges and universities (who have until 2029). The MCDPA is similar to other state privacy laws, […]

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Data Privacy

Revised APRA Bill Clears House Subcommittee

Revised APRA Bill Clears House Subcommittee

The proposed American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) has taken its first step U.S. House legislative process with several issue disagreements becoming more evident. On May 23, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Data, Innovation and Commerce approved the updated APRA, advancing the bill to full committee consideration. Just prior to the […]

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CHC News

Violet Aldaia Elected New CHC Board Chair

Violet Aldaia Elected New CHC Board Chair

Violet Aldaia has been elected as the new board chair of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication (CHC), a subsidiary of 4A’s, representing healthcare advertising, publishing and communications companies. She follows Jay Carter, former Executive Vice President of Business Development for AbelsonTaylor. Violet is President of Havas Life Chelsea, one of Havas Health Network’s flagship health […]

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Data Privacy

Colorado Assembly Passes Child Privacy Legislation

Colorado Assembly Passes Child Privacy Legislation

If signed by Governor Jared Polis, Colorado SB 24-041 would enhance its privacy act protections when an under 13 year-old child’s data is processed and there is a heightened risk of harm applying to any entity that controls consumer personal data (controller) and that conducts business in Colorado or delivers products or services that are […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Colorado First State Law to Adopt Consumer AI Protections

Colorado First State Law to Adopt Consumer AI Protections

Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB 205 on May 17, known as the Colorado Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, that would go into effect February 1, 2026 and simultaneously released a signing statement contextualizing his approval of the bill. The Colorado legislature is also reportedly intending to study and possibly revise the bill before […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FTC Issues Final Version of Revised Health Breach Notification Rule

FTC Issues Final Version of Revised Health Breach Notification Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule on April 26, 2024 that updates its Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR). The final rule definitions now encompass health apps and other technologies not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It also specifies what the FTC considers a breach of security, new […]

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Regulatory/FDA

New Federal Overtime Rule to Impact Agencies

New Federal Overtime Rule to Impact Agencies

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recent released a modified employee overtime pay rules. The new rules which take effect on July 1, 2024 (with a secondary deadline of January 1, 2025) will have a material impact on many U.S. businesses including marketing service companies. Background  The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees minimum wages […]

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CHC News

CHC Names Compliancy Group as a Preferred Partner for HIPAA Compliance

CHC Names Compliancy Group as a Preferred Partner for HIPAA Compliance

As a Preferred Partner for HIPAA and cybersecurity compliance, CHC and 4A’s members will receive a special members-only discounted rate for automated compliance management, staff training, and business associate agreement tracking. Compliancy Group’s software, the Guard, eliminates the burden of compliance in a simple, fast, and affordable way. Released in conjunction with the joint 4A’s […]

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