The Basics of Privacy Law: California’s Genetic Information Protection Act | Hinshaw Privacy & Cyber ​​Bytes – Compliance, Best Practices & Trends Information

California Governor Newsom enacted the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) on October 6, 2021. GIPA requires direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to comply with certain privacy and security requirements. data, such as the requirement of affirmative consumer consent regarding the collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of genetic data, and allowing consumers …

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Facebook is cracking down on its internal message boards

Facebook told employees on Tuesday it was making some of its internal online discussion groups private, in an effort to minimize leaks. Many Facebook employees join online discussion groups on Workplace, an internal bulletin board that employees use to communicate and collaborate with each other. In Tuesday’s announcement, the company …

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Texas vaccine mandate ban could cause uncertainty

(Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on COVID-19 vaccine warrants will likely be replaced by the Biden administration’s plan to require injections for workers, but dueling rules could take months to be resolved in court, creating uncertainty for employers with business in the state. The Republican governor on Monday …

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Texas bans vaccines for private employers

Related practices and jurisdictions Tuesday, October 12, 2021 On October 11, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-40, declaring that no entity in Texas (including private employers and businesses) can require an individual to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including including an employee or consumer who objects to such vaccination due …

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