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United States Privacy Digest | Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, May 10, 2019 Related reading: OCR issues rule for reproductive health care under HIPAA



Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire!

It's great to be back here in the office after a successful Global Privacy Summit last week. There has been a lot of reflection, debriefing and new ideas among the staff here. 

From a U.S. perspective, it's clear that the California Consumer Privacy Act is top of mind for many of you. The challenge is that the CCPA needs a tune-up and faces various amendments. So even though it's set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, there are still lots of unknowns, and it will likely remain that way until the fall. 

Of course, we'll strive to offer as much content, tools and resources to help you prepare for the CCPA and any other state law that might come about this year.

One of our latest offerings in a new podcast from the IAPP's Angelique Carson. During last week's Summit, Angelique sat down with Frankfurt Kurnit's Tanya Forsheit to discuss the latest on the CCPA. In it, she offers advice on how to start your compliance efforts, thoughts on the state attorney general's efforts to expand the CCPA's private right of action, and what, if anything, the stalled Washington Privacy Act means for the legal landscape in the U.S.

Speaking of Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill to amend the state's data breach notification law. Sure, the state was not able to pass a comprehensive privacy law, but this amendment expands the definition of personal data to include full date of birth; student, military or passport identification numbers; health insurance policy and identification numbers; and biometric information. Companies must provide notification within 30 days and include how much time compromised data was exposed. You've got a little bit of time here, but the update goes into effect March 1, 2020.

Finally, if you haven't noticed, Angelique has had another busy week on Capitol Hill. There were lots of hearings this week, and she was there more than once to get the skinny. You'll see all her reporting below. 

And to all you wonderful mothers out there, I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day this Sunday. 


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