In the Press
May 16, 2023

Washington’s Biometric Data Regime Advances Privacy Regulation (Bloomberg Law)

On April 27, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s expansive health privacy law, the My Health My Data Act. Effective March 31, 2024, the MHMDA establishes a comprehensive privacy framework for entities doing business in Washington state that handle consumer health data. Reflecting a trend by lawmakers to safeguard health-related data not historically protected by laws such as HIPAA, the act was designed to “close an egregious legal loophole that allows non-health care organizations to collect, share or sell private health information.” Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity associates Lili Burns and Jonathan Newmark explain more in Bloomberg Law.