Florida could be the first state to deny life and long-term care insurers access to genetic test results. Under a new bill titled “Genetic Information for Insurance Purposes” (HB 1189), life insurers and long-term care insurers are prohibited from canceling, limiting, or denying coverage, or establishing differentials in premium rates based on genetic
Kate Black’s practice focuses on data privacy, information protection, and commercial transactions in consumer technology, digital health, life sciences, and genetics. Kate provides companies with comprehensive, practical strategies for meeting their regulatory obligations while building and maintaining public trust and advancing innovative and emerging models of health care research and delivery. She’s managed every aspect of global privacy programs, including supervising privacy assessments, providing product strategy and counseling, managing complex vendor and partner agreements, and overseeing security policy audits for leading health technology companies. She regularly advises on proposed regulatory and legislative changes that will impact the health technology environment and has been a featured speaker and frequent lecturer on data privacy and cybersecurity, data analytics, digital health, mobile medical applications, and privacy issues related to genetic and health research.
Prior to joining the firm, Kate served as 23andMe’s first Global Privacy Officer in Mountain View, CA and worked in the Office of Policy and Planning in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
In a mere two weeks, as the ball drops in Times Square, California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra will welcome not only a new decade, but a new era of enforcement under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
In a news briefing Monday, AG Becerra shed light on two topics of high interest for many…
On Oct. 10, the California Attorney General’s Office issued the California Consumer Privacy Act Proposed Regulations. Stakeholders have until Dec. 6 to submit comments, and there will be four public hearings prior to that date. On the same day, the Attorney General’s Office also published the Initial Statement of Reasons describing the basis for each…
On Oct. 10, 2019, the California Attorney General’s Office issued the California Consumer Privacy Act Proposed Regulations. The proposed regulations focus on the following CCPA provisions:
- notice to consumers;
- business practices for handling requests;
- verification of requests;
- special rules regarding minors; and
Organizations will have until December 8 to submit comments on the…