CCPA Amendment Exempts Deidentified Medical

The National Law Review

Deborah A. George

The California legislature recently passed AB 713 which is an amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). This bill will take effect immediately on September 30, 2020 once Governor Gavin Newsom signs the legislation. The effect of AB 713 is that it adds Section 1798.146 to the CCPA, and states that the CCPA shall not apply to medical information that is governed by the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or to protected health information that is collected by a covered entity or business associate governed by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Section 4 (A) of AB 713 states that to be exempt, the information must meet both of the following conditions:...

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