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Privacy Talks Series

My Health My Data or All My Data?

April 18, 2024
Event details
April 18, 2024
9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time

Event summary

Privacy Talks

From the General Data Protection Regulation to the California Consumer Privacy Act – and all the other new data protection frameworks arising in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America – navigating the global data protection landscape is a challenge for most organizations. In this virtual series, Cooley practitioners provide attendees with practical guidance and best practices around managing data protection-related issues. We also keep you up to date on recent developments in the ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

Session 2 – My Health My Data or All My Data?

In 2023, Washington’s legislature passed the My Health My Data Act (MHMD Act), ostensibly to protect “consumer health data” in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. But the MHMD Act applies more broadly than it first appears and is arguably one of the most comprehensive and stringent privacy laws in the US. The MHMD Act further complicates the already byzantine US-patchwork approach to privacy. It applies to data that may not generally be considered health data and to organizations whose core business may have nothing to do with healthcare.

During this session, we discussed the scope and requirements of the MHMD Act, as well as noncompliance risks – including a private right of action. We also touched upon other similar US state laws that followed enactment of the MHMD Act. Cooley lawyers Andrew Epstein and Kristin Marshall led this foundational presentation to help participants design risk-mitigation strategies in their compliance journey.

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  • Attendees may earn up to 1.0 CLE credit for participating in this live webinar. Credit will not be granted for on-demand viewing.
  • Cooley LLP is an approved provider, and will provide credit in CA, CO, IL, NY, PA and TX.
  • Cooley LLP is a sponsor, and will apply for credit in FL, OH, VA and WA.
  • Credit in other jurisdictions may be available via reciprocity.
  • If you have specific CLE credit questions, please contact Cooley’s licensing and compliance team.

For more information, please email Sydney Sachs.

2024 Privacy Talks programming

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