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Washington State Privacy Act: Is the 3rd Time the Charm?

Updated April 12, 2021 at 11:30am: Sunday night's House session ended without a vote on the Washington Privacy Act. The House proposed twenty-five amendments to the bill that weren't debated prior to the end of the session, not allowing for a vote. At this time, it is unclear if the bill will still be under consideration. We will update as we learn more. 

The state of Washington has made alterations to the proposed consumer privacy act, SB 5062, in the hopes that it can be the latest privacy legislation to pass. Previous attempts to pass the Washington Privacy Act have been halted due to disagreement on the limited private right of action. In an effort to compromise, adjustments have been made to that portion of the bipartisan bill.

QuikSense powered by Truyo Meets FDA Certification Compliance

QuikSense, powered by Truyo, is certified to comply with the FDA’s IEC 80601-2-59-2017 specification, making this a cost-effective and reliable wellness and temperature check option for businesses to leverage in any phase of their COVID-19 strategy. This standalone, contactless temperature sensor can read temperatures quickly and directly from an individual’s wrist with the highest level of temperature accuracy on the market.

California Legislature Further Delays B2B & Employee Privacy Rights

On August 31, 2020, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281, extending the business-to-business and employee partial moratoria also referred to as employee privacy rights, until the end of 2021. Earlier this year, in a study conducted among privacy professionals by Dimension Data on behalf of Truyo, 49% of businesses were already addressing employee privacy rights in the workplace.

Brazil’s LGPD Now Effective

Privacy rights regulation is expanding beyond the GDPR and CCPA with Brazil’s privacy law referred to as the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais) now effective as of September 18, 2020. While penalties for infractions will be applied on August 1, 2021.

Breaking News: OAL Approves the Final Regulations Under CCPA

If the CCPA has proved anything in 2020, it was the certainty of uncertainty. Businesses subject to the CCPA have been uncertain about how the CCPA would be interpreted ever since the statute was passed in 2019. After months of proposals and amendments to the CCPA’s regulations, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted the final regulations of the CCPA to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on June 1, 2020. The OAL approved the regulations and Mr. Becerra announced on August 14, 2020 that they would take effect immediately.

QuikSense. Designed with Privacy in Mind.

IntraEdge proudly introduces QuikSense powered by Truyo, a standalone, contactless temperature wrist sensor that was designed with privacy in mind. QuikSense enables your business to conduct contactless and privacy-minded health screenings quickly in the workplace or in well-gathered spaces, such as school campuses, distribution/manufacturing centers, offices, hospitals, etc. Companies now have access to a cost-effective and accurate health-check solution that prioritizes health and privacy.

Best Practices to Improve the Privacy UX

As technology transforms our lives, consumers are looking to businesses not only for innovation but to manage their data responsibly. All aspects of a privacy program that are exposed to the public should be handled lawfully and ethically in these ever-changing times. But to address these consumer concerns, companies can also improve the privacy user experience (UX) and extend a greater sense of transparency throughout their digital landscape.

CCPA Enforcement is Here: What's your plan for compliance?

Businesses have endured many challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic and they have voiced their concerns loud and clear around the enforcement phase of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). However, one thing remains clear, the California Attorney General has consistently reaffirmed his intention to begin enforcing regulations under the CCPA on July 1, 2020 and CCPA is now enforceable!

Breaking News: The CPRA (CCPA 2.0) Makes the November Ballot

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) officially makes the November ballot for the 2020 elections. After the Californians for Consumer Privacy advocate group filed a Writ of Mandate, it led to a hearing before the Sacramento Superior Court on Friday, June 19, 2020. Judge Change of the Sacramento Superior Court ruled in favor of the advocacy group to ensure the delay of verifying signatures would not stand in the way of CPRA.

CPRA is Inches Away from the November Ballot

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) inches closer and closer to the November 2020 ballot. With the number of signatures being verified, Los Angeles County was the latest county added to the statistical total of 75 percent. The current status stands at an impressive 78 percent of the overall signatures confirmed so far. Although not entirely in the clear, it appears that the CPRA ballot initiative will likely make it to the 2020 ballot, which means additional updates to the existing CCPA law are possible.

Get Back to Business with Janus. Privacy First.

As the world tries to adjust to this "new normal," many are wondering how businesses will resume a normal or phased approach to re-opening. With strict new guidelines for social distancing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends daily health checks in the workplace, and that all companies implement an updated plan that reduces exposure to COVID-19.

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