In August, the Insights Association tussled with more state and federal privacy legislation, laws and regulation; considered the implications of COVID-19-related mandates for employers; analyzed pending changes to the pharmaceutical industry’s restrictions on interactions with doctors; and opposed a potential federal tax on companies operating online. We’re also nearing the finish line in our campaign to fix the California law requiring a minimum wage for research subjects.
In July, the Insights Association lamented more new state privacy laws while issuing helpful CCPA compliance information for members; welcomed an important data security protection in Connecticut; endorsed a new nominee to run the Census Bureau; and continued to advance a fix to the 2020 California law requiring a minimum wage for research subjects.
"Already struggling to navigate a few states’ privacy laws,” the expansion of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could force businesses “to navigate a patchwork of competing, and possibly conflicting, state privacy laws,” according to a taxpayer advocacy group.
The Insights Association and ten other data-focused trade associations have come out in opposition to California Proposition 24, calling it "a premature and ill-timed overhaul of California’s privacy law."
August is normally quiet in Washington, DC, but in keeping with the theme of 2020, this month has been more frenetic. While we beat back new taxes on the insights industry, the Insights Association has had to tangle with the demise of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield for data transfer, further pandemic relief, some new threats to pharma MR, the finalization of CCPA, and an attempt to rush the 2020 Census that threatens the statistical viability of most marketing research and data analytics in the U.S.
The past month has seen significant developments on CCPA, COVID-19, data taxes, small business-crippling legislation in California, immigration work visas, and TCPA. The Insights Association is grateful for your membership and support in combatting these tough issues. Check out what we’re up to!
Insights Association Issues Final Plea to California Attorney General for CCPA Clarifications and Delayed Enforcement
As the beginning of enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gets closer, the leading nonprofit trade association representing the insights industry pleaded for greater clarity fro
With the coronavirus response causing havoc across the business community, the Insights Association joined 65 other industry groups to implore California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to "forebear from enforcing the CCPA until January 2, 2021 so businesses are able to build processes that are in line with the final regulations before they may be subject to enforcement actions for allegedly violating the law’s terms."
CCPA Regulations Need Further Clarification: Insights Association Comments to AG on 2nd Draft Implementing California Privacy Law
In support of "consumer privacy in California and streamlining CCPA compliance for both businesses and consumers," the Insights Association urged further changes to the second draft of regulations
The Insights Association has scored several policy victories in recent months – on Capitol Hill and in states across the U.S. Here are some of the highlights with content links for you and your team, all made possible by your membership.