CCPA Amendment Update: California Legislature Approves Exceptions for HIPAA De-Identified Information and Other Health Data

The National Law Review

Daniel F. Gottlieb and Deepali Doddi

On August 31, 2020, the California legislature passed California AB 713, which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to create expanded exceptions for HIPAA business associates; information that has been de-identified in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and information collected, used or disclosed in certain human subjects research. AB 713 reflects an intense lobbying effort by medical technology, pharmaceutical, and other health and life sciences industry stakeholders.

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB 713, it would ease some of the CCPA compliance challenges experienced by the health care and life sciences industries, by more closely aligning...

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