July 02, 2019

Josephine Cicchetti Quoted in Insurance Journal on California’s New Privacy Law

Washington, D.C. partner Josephine Cicchetti was quoted in an Insurance Journal article titled “Anxiety, Policy Limits Rising Ahead of California’s Sweeping Data Privacy Law.” The article examined the nation’s most far-reaching data privacy law, which will give consumers more control over their personal data, and pending legislation to alter or enhance it.

Jo said, “Jan. 1, 2020 is fast approaching and insurance entities should not be delaying their review and preparation for compliance with the CCPA. While exemptions for certain data such as information collected pursuant to GLBA, HIPAA, and the FCRA should be considered, insurance entities should not expect any last-minute reprieve from the application of the law for the industry.”

“Continuing legislative activity may provide more detail on the final contours of the CCPA. But now is the time to put data mapping activities, including inventorying of relationships with third parties with whom data is shared, reviewing and revising consumer facing privacy policies, and reviewing existing processes for responding to consumer requests on the front burner,” she added.

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