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2020 Brings Times of Change: Key Privacy Law Updates This YearThe privacy law landscape is constantly changing, and it can feel like a daunting task for businesses to keep up with the laws of 50 states in the U.S. plus any international laws that also may be applicable. 2020 seems to be a banner year for change on many fronts. COVID-19 and the 2020 elections

Threats, Harassment, and Contact Tracing: Why Privacy Programs are Expanding to Protect Health Care WorkersBack in March we wrote about Address Confidentiality Programs (ACPs) as the “high stakes compliance risk you probably haven’t heard of.” These state-sponsored programs were traditionally designed to protect victims of crimes such as domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking from perpetrators who seek to find and harm their victims. Since that first

A New Privacy Headache: Virginia’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rule is Poised to Impact PrivacyOn July 15, 2020, the state of Virginia adopted the first of its kind COVID-19 workplace safety mandate. Propelled by months of inaction from a federal agency tasked with nationwide enforcement of workplace safety relating to COVID-19, Virginia’s Safety and Health Codes Board adopted an emergency regulation designed to establish requirements for employers to control,