October 27, 2022 |

Privacy News Roundup | October 27, 2022

US Federal and State News

Federal Privacy Bill vs. the California Privacy Protection Agency

The California Privacy Protection Agency sent a memo to the U.S. House of Representative Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi explaining why the American Data Privacy (ADPPA) and Protection Act (the proposed federal privacy bill) would decrease Californians’ privacy protections.

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

California has proposed the Age-Appropriate Design Code Act would require businesses that provide an online service, product, or feature that is likely to be accessed by a child under 18 to configure default privacy settings to the highest privacy protection offered by the business and provide additional privacy protection policies.


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