On April 17, 2023, the Washington State Legislature passed the “My Health My Data Act” (WMHMDA or the Act).* Unlike other modern state privacy laws that purport to regulate any collection of “personal data,” WMHMDA confers privacy protections only upon “Consumer Health Data.” That term is defined to include data that is linked (or linkable)
Notwithstanding a two-month-long pandemic shutdown, a wave of new legislation has flooded the halls of the California legislature, including four discreet privacy-related bills, each with different objectives and consequences. Upon the closing of the signature period, Gov. Newsom signed only two of the bills into law, vetoing the other two.
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