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Privacy News Roundup | October 27, 2022
US Federal and State News
Federal Privacy Bill vs. the California Privacy Protection Agency
Google and Apple urged to remove TikTok from app stores
The Federal Communications Commissioner urged Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores due to national security concerns over the Chinese Communist Party having access to Americans’ sensitive personal information.
TikTok and the Biden administration are working on an arrangement for all US data to be deleted from the company’s servers, relying solely on Oracle’s storage. The arrangement would allow access only to authorized personnel pursuant to the protocols being developed by the US government.
Woman’s health data in post-Roe America
The overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision has left many questioning the protection of women’s health data.
Officials such as the US Department of Health and Human Services have chimed in on the issue, releasing guidance on HIPAA and the disclosure of information relating to reproductive healthcare, clarifying that “[w]here state law does not expressly require such reporting, the Privacy Rule would not permit a disclosure to law enforcement under the ‘required by law’ permission.”
Protecting children's data in California
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