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Webinar: The WA My Health My Data Act – Implications for Businesses and Individuals
July 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Participatory MCLE Credit
The recently enacted Washington My Health My Data Act (MHMDA) may be the most consequential privacy legislation since the original California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was passed in 2018.
While positioned as protecting the privacy of health data that falls outside the scope of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), this legislation includes substantive obligations that in some ways goes well beyond what HIPAA requires. And its broad scope and expansive definitions will result in a sweeping impact on organizations well beyond Washington state — including those that think they are do not collect or process “health data.”
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the Act and more detailed discussions of the stringent and prescriptive rules around notice, consent, data subject rights and geofencing. We will also discuss the broad applicability of the Act, the risk of lawsuits resulting from its private right of action, the confusion around effective dates, and other issues raised by this groundbreaking legislation.
Speaker: Mike Hintze
Moderator: Kieran De Terra
Mike Hintze is a Member Partner at Hintze Law PLLC and a recognized leader in privacy and data protection law, policy, and strategy. He advises a wide range of companies, industry associations, and other organizations – from startups to largest global technology companies. With more than 25 years of experience in privacy and data protection, Mike emphasizes pragmatic and actionable advice that enables his clients to meet their objectives while complying with the law and managing risk.
Mike also teaches privacy law at the University of Washington School of Law, is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum and has served on many advisory boards. Mike has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and European regulators; and he is a sought-after speaker and regular writer on data protection issues.
Mike was previously Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft, where, for over 18 years, he counselled on data protection compliance globally and helped lead the company’s strategic initiatives on privacy differentiation and public policy.