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Cyberattacks and tracing app concerns are key drivers for new health policy

Emergency U.S. legislation proposed for healthcare privacy protection

Looking to safeguard data not protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate reintroduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act that was first proposed last spring. It is meant to address security issues related to COVID-19 response.

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Consumer Reports Study uses authorized agents, but still finds big opt-out challenges

February 9, 2021

In a clear demonstration of how difficult it can be for consumers to exercise their privacy rights, Consumer Reports found that even trained agents could not get many requests done successfully. Utilizing California's "authorized agent" provision, 124 Consumer Reports agents reached out to 21 companies, including Airbnb, Amazon, Comcast, Home Depot and Starbucks to use Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR) and other company privacy preference mechanisms to make account changes.

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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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