California AG Calls On FTC To Broaden Health Data Protections

By Charlie Mitchell, Jessica Karins / November 29, 2022 at 1:22 PM
California Attorney General Rob Bonta is urging the Federal Trade Commission to push forward with expansive regulation of “commercial surveillance” practices, including calling for HIPAA requirements to be extended to websites and applications that collect and store consumers’ health and geolocation data. Bonta says the FTC should prohibit some practices regardless of user consent, including the collection of highly sensitive geolocation data about individuals’ visits to locations like reproductive health and fertility clinics, addiction recovery facilities, and domestic violence shelters...

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