IT’S THE LAW (01/03/2023)

On January 1, California added niche privacy protections for groups identified as needing special protections. These include: 1) The Student Test Taker Privacy Act which prohibits collecting and using student information unless it can be proven strictly necessary; 2) Assembly Bill 2089 which specifies information collected by mental health apps must be used only if necessary for health care; and 3) Senate Bill 1228 to protect sexual assault victims from having their DNA information available, except when there is an active police investigation.