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CCPA Amendment Passes, Creating New HIPAA-related Exceptions


Klein Moynihan Turco LLP - David O. Klein

On September 25, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 713 (the “Amendment”) into law, amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to implement exceptions related to consumer health data. Specifically, the CCPA amendment addresses inconsistencies between data protection afforded under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the CCPA, respectively. The Amendment took effect on September 30, 2020.

What does the CCPA Amendment cover?

Analyzing the CCPA Amendment

The latest CCPA amendment helps align the CCPA with HIPAA so that the health care and life science industries do not remain uncertain as to their respective compliance obligations. Here are some of the key Amendment provisions:

Prior to the Amendment, it was possible for...

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