Major business groups warned that provisions in the multi-trillion dollar “Build Back Better Act” would “constitute a major policy shift” in the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commissio
An early consumer data privacy battle for the insights industry came in 1994 with the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) (18 U.S. Code, Chapter 123).
A recent study conducted by Insights Association member companies Research Narrative and InnovateMR, on behalf of Privacy for America, reveals that nearly all Americans surveyed (92 percent) believe it is important for Congress to pass new legislation to protect consumers’ personal data, and a majority (62 percent) favor federal regulation over individual state regulations. Four out of five voters (81%) support a national standard that outright prohibits harmful ways of collecting, using and sharing personal data.
As California begins to write regulations implementing the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the leading nonprofit trade association for the market research and data analytics industry recommended eight key points for the regulator to follow in implementing this latest comprehensive consumer privacy law.
October brought Insights Association advocacy focused on: data privacy and new laws in California; COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers; labor and tax legislation in California; funding for the census; and the signing into law of California A.B. 1561, our fix to the state’s 2020 law requiring prorated hourly minimum wages for California research subjects who receive incentives.
In September, the Insights Association has addressed: another comprehensive state privacy bill, a new facial recognition law in Baltimore, expansion of the FTC’s privacy role, and some international consumer privacy concerns; our fix to California A.B. 1561 which awaits signature into law; new requirements for COVID-19 vaccination for federal contractors/subcontractors' employees; and the rising legislative and regulatory assault against non-compete agreements in employment contracts.
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.
The GOP leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy & Commerce Committee recently called upon the Biden Administration “to work with Congress to enact a nationwide consumer data privacy law.”
This month, the Insights Association is dealing with new state privacy and data security laws, funding for the census, how insights offices can approach reopening as the pandemic ends, and a variety of other policy concerns, while helping to advance a fix to California A.B. 2257 through the state legislature.