May 132021
 May 13, 2021  Posted by  Business, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: On May 11, 2021, Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Bill”). The Bill, which would amend the existing Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), would prohibit companies from collecting personal information from children ages [Read More…]

May 122021
 May 12, 2021  Posted by  Business, Laws, U.S.

Damon Silver and Melissa Pascualini of JacksonLewis write: Effective July 9, 2021, certain retail and hospitality businesses that collect and use “biometric identifier information” from customers will need to post conspicuous notices near all customer entrances to their facilities.  These businesses will also be barred from selling, leasing, trading, sharing [Read More…]

May 112021
 May 11, 2021  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

From In comments to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), EPIC opposed proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule reducing restrictions on disclosing patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI). HHS’s proposed rule would expand the entities that can receive PHI without patient consent, lower the standard for disclosing PHI in the [Read More…]