On April 27, 2023, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1155, also known as the My Health, My Data Act. Its stated purpose is to protect “consumer health data” collected by entities not already subject to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, but one less obvious consequence of the Act
Ida Knox counsels clients on technology, media, privacy, and intellectual property (IP) issues across a variety of industries, including hardware, software, e-commerce, education, digital media, internet, and nonprofits. Her practice focuses on launching new products and websites, with a particular interest in issues surrounding new features and innovative technologies. She has experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements related to matters such as IP rights, licensing, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence.
Committed to pro bono work, Ida is passionate about working with disenfranchised and incarcerated communities. Prior to law school, she co-founded a platform to profile and share information on nongovernmental organizations, and conducted site visits with nonprofits across Asia. She was also one of the founding members of a multiplatform media startup based in Shanghai.
For the second year in a row, amidst a wave of biometric lawsuits in other states, Maryland legislators have introduced a new biometric privacy law mimicking the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). In 2021, a similar proposed law (HB 0218) failed to make it past committee hearings and was withdrawn by its sole sponsor, Maryland House Delegate Sara Love.
Continue Reading Maryland Legislators Once Again Push for a BIPA-Style Biometric Privacy Bill
California’s proliferation of new privacy laws shows no sign of slowing. In September and October, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple privacy bills into law, covering genetics, abortion rights, and updates to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) in Assembly Bill 694 (AB 694), which among other things clarifies the timing of the California Privacy Protection Agency’s (CPPA) rulemaking responsibilities.
Continue Reading California’s Governor Newsom Signs New Privacy Law Clarifying Timeline for CPRA Regulations
On June 8, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 190, the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”). The bill now awaits signature from Gov. Jared Polis, who has ten days to sign off on or veto the bill.
Continue Reading The Colorado Privacy Act Expands Consumer’s Opt-Out Options