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Client Alert: COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act 2020

On April 30, 2020, Senator Roger Wicker (R- Miss.), along with co-sponsors, Senators John Thune (R-S.C.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), announced the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act of 2020 (Act).  The Act’s purpose is to protect the privacy of consumers’ personal health information, proximity data, and geolocation data during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The Act is meant to be temporary and would expire on the last day of the COVID-19 public health emergency as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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