In a new post on the Covington Digital Health blog, our colleagues discuss proposed legislation that would expand the definition of “provider of health care” under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”).   Under the proposed law, a provider of health care would include:

“any business that offers personal health record software or hardware to a consumer, including a mobile application or other related device that is designed to maintain personal health record system information . . . in order to make information available to an individual or to a provider of health care at the request of the individual or provider of health care, for purposes of allowing the individual to manage their information, or for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of a medical condition of the individual.”

The post walks through the proposed text and explains how the proposed legislation would impact who is required to abide by the CMIA.  The post also discusses how mobile health tracking apps have been under

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Rebecca Yergin practice focuses on a broad range of privacy, data security, technology, and communications issues. In particular, Ms. Yergin counsels technology companies on federal and state privacy and data security laws and regulations, including in the healthcare space. She also assists clients…

Rebecca Yergin practice focuses on a broad range of privacy, data security, technology, and communications issues. In particular, Ms. Yergin counsels technology companies on federal and state privacy and data security laws and regulations, including in the healthcare space. She also assists clients in negotiating commercial transactions relating to content distribution, and she advises clients on Federal Communications Commission compliance issues. Ms. Yergin’s practice furthermore focuses on the regulatory ecosystem for the Internet of Things (“IoT”), including connected and automated vehicles.

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Libbie Canter is a member of the Communications & Media, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Litigation Practice Groups. She represents and advises clients on matters before Congress and various federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.  She has…

Libbie Canter is a member of the Communications & Media, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Litigation Practice Groups. She represents and advises clients on matters before Congress and various federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.  She has advised clients on a broad range of privacy issues, including data security breach matters, online and mobile marketing, and social networking policies for employers.  Her legislative work focuses on the areas of communications and media, privacy law, and cloud computing policy.