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Kentucky, Colorado & Maryland Advance State Privacy Laws

Kentucky, Colorado & Maryland Advance State Privacy Laws

On April 4, Governor Andy Beshear signed into law HB 15 becoming the 15th state to enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. The new Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act (KCDPA) largely tracks the Virginia’s law but without this year’s amendments relating to children’s data. For agencies already complying with other non-California privacy laws, the Kentucky […]

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CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive HIPAA Guidance

CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive HIPAA Guidance

CHC & 4A’s Member-Exclusive Guidance Crafted jointly by the CHC and 4A’s, this first-of-its-kind industry guidance – Navigating the Health Data Privacy Landscape: A Guide for Agencies – is designed to help partner healthcare agencies and communications companies better understand health data privacy compliance given the new wave of laws and regulations cropping up around […]

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HHS-OCR & NIST Release Joint HIPAA Resource Guidance

HHS-OCR & NIST Release Joint HIPAA Resource Guidance

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the final version of Special Publication (SP) 800-66 Revision 2, aimed at helping covered entities and business associates better understand and comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. The final version serves as a resource guide and maps the […]

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New Hampshire Passes 2nd Consumer Data Privacy Bill of 2024

New Hampshire Passes 2nd Consumer Data Privacy Bill of 2024

Just prior to its first-in-the-nation presidential primary this month, the New Hampshire legislature passed SB255 that is expected by signed into law by Governor Christopher Sununu that will make it the second law comprehensive consumer data privacy bill enacted in 2024. The bill’s effective date is January 1, 2025. The New Hampshire legislation largely follows […]

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CFPB Proposes New Federal Oversight of Big Tech Companies over Digital Consumer Payment Applications

CFPB Proposes New Federal Oversight of Big Tech Companies over Digital Consumer Payment Applications

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a rule to define a market for general-use digital consumer payment applications. Larger participants in this market would be subject to CFPB supervision and examination authority under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The proposed market would cover providers of funds transfer and wallet functions through consumer […]

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California AG Investigates Large Employers for CCPA Employee Data Compliance

California AG Investigates Large Employers for CCPA Employee Data Compliance

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on July 14th an investigative sweep with written inquiry letters sent to large California employers requesting information regarding the companies’ compliance with the employee data provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). AG Bonta’s letters specifically address businesses’ compliance with the CCPA’s legal protections governing the handling of […]

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Data Privacy Regulation Efforts Heat Up, Abortion Issue Is Wild Card

Data Privacy Regulation Efforts Heat Up, Abortion Issue Is Wild Card

Aug. 22, 2022 – For years, the issue of regulating data privacy has been addressed largely by individual states, with little comprehensive action on the federal level. But that may be about to change in light of a more aggressive Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a new bipartisan proposal in Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

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Colorado Is Third State to Enact Data Privacy Law

Colorado Is Third State to Enact Data Privacy Law

July 19, 2021 – Colorado became the third state to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation – after California and Virginia – when Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed the Colorado Privacy Act into law on July 8. The Colorado law is similar to the two other states’ laws, in that it grants individuals greater control over […]

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4A’s Pepper: Data Privacy Issue Is “at an Inflection Point”

4A’s Pepper: Data Privacy Issue Is “at an Inflection Point”

May 17, 2021 – Widespread public concern over the security and privacy of personal data is putting increased pressure on state and federal legislators to regulate data collection, tracking and targeting, and today this issue is “at an inflection point about what we are going to start seeing from the federal government,” according to Alison […]

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California Seeks to Expand Data Privacy Protections

California Seeks to Expand Data Privacy Protections

Oct. 19, 2020 – Last week the California Department of Justice released a third set of proposed modifications to the regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that went into effect on Aug. 14, largely aimed at making sure that consumers are able to easily opt out of allowing their personal data […]

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