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Amy C. Pimentel focuses her practice on privacy and data security and general health law. Her clients operate in a variety of industries, including health care, consumer products, retail, food and beverage, technology, banking and other financial services. Read Amy Pimentel's full bio.

New Proposed CCPA Regulations Add Clarity to Process for Opting Out of Sale of Personal Information


By , and on Oct 21, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, Telehealth

On October 12, 2020, the California Department of Justice announced the release of a new, third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations. The proposed modifications amend a final set of regulations that were approved by the California Office of Administrative Law just two months earlier. The Third Set of...

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Key Issues We’re Tracking as CCPA Enforcement Nears


By , and on Jun 29, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

Although 2020 has already provided more than its share of surprises for businesses, one thing appears to remain unchanged: the California attorney general’s commitment to enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act beginning July 1, 2020. As companies work to ensure compliance with this legislation, we explore several key issues. No one will disagree that a...

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New California Privacy Ballot Initiative Would Expand the CCPA


By , and on Jun 26, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

A proposed ballot initiative in California known as the California Privacy Rights Act, which is likely to pass if placed on the 2020 ballot, would both clarify and expand the existing California Consumer Privacy Act. Companies doing business in the state should closely monitor these developments and prepare for compliance, as we outline in this...

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Little by Little, Attorney General Becerra Sheds Light on the CCPA in 2020


By on Jan 20, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data breach, Data Privacy

Minimal Changes Expected to the Final Regulations On October 10, 2019, the Attorney General issued his Proposed Text of Regulations, along with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Action and Initial Statement of Reasons. According to the Attorney General, the regulations will “benefit the welfare of California residents because they will facilitate the implementation of many components of the CCPA” and...

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A Sale or Not a Sale? The Digital Advertising Debate


By , and on Jan 17, 2020
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Email/Spam, Social Media

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires businesses who engage in sales of personal information, to offer consumers the right to opt out of such sales through a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link or button on their websites. These “Do Not Sell” obligations present a particularly thorny question for businesses that participate in...

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GDPR 6 Months After Implementation: Where are We Now?


By and on Nov 5, 2018
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was the biggest story of 2018 in the field of global privacy and data protection. The GDPR became enforceable in European Union Member States on May 25, 2018, significantly expanding the territorial reach of EU data protection law and introducing numerous changes that affected the way organizations globally process...

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California Enacts a Groundbreaking New Privacy Law


By , , , , and on Jun 29, 2018
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

California’s Senate and Assembly unanimously approved AB 375 (also known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018), on June 28, 2018. This new consumer privacy bill will be the most progressive and comprehensive privacy law in the United States, reaching far beyond California’s borders to give California consumers more visibility and control over their...

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The Continuing Disconnect between the Health Care Industry and OCR on HIPAA’s Risk Analysis Requirement


By , and on May 6, 2018
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Telehealth

Lack of a sufficient risk analysis continues to be one of the most commonly alleged violations in Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA enforcement actions, appearing in half of all OCR settlements announced in the last 12 months and in almost all of the $1 million-plus settlements during that time period. Significant confusion remains across...

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Order now: The Law of Digital Health Book


By , , , , , , , , , , , and on Mar 20, 2018
Posted In Big Data, Cloud, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, General Interest, Telehealth

Designed to provide business leaders and their key advisors with the knowledge and insight they need to grow and sustain successful digital health initiatives, we are pleased to present The Law of Digital Health, a new book edited and authored by McDermott’s team of distinguished digital health lawyers, and published by AHLA. Visit www.mwe.com/lawofdigitalhealth to order this...

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Does GDPR Regulate My Research Studies in the United States?


By , , , and on Feb 7, 2018
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Workplace Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data (Personal Data) about individuals in the European Union (EU) single market countries, and potentially affects the clinical and other scientific research activities of academic medical centers and other research organizations in the United States. This On the Subject includes...

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