My Health, My Data, Everyone's Headache
A panel discussion about Washington's new My Health My Data Act

    Wednesday, May 17, 20233
    12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
    2:00 - 3:00 PM CT
    3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

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Kate Berry, JD
Associate and Member, Technology, Communications, Privacy, and Security Group, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA

Adam Greene, JD, MPH
Partner and Co-chair, Health Information and HIPAA Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, HHS, Washington, DC

Nancy Libin, JD
Partner and Co-chair, Technology, Communications, Privacy, and Security Group, Davis Wright Tremaine; Former Chief Privacy & Civil Liberties Officer, US Department of Justice; Former Counsel to Senator Joe Biden, Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC

David L. Rice, JD
Partner and Member, Technology, Communications, Privacy, and Security Group, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- MAY 11, 2023: Washington's new My Health My Data Act (MHMD) purports to be a health data privacy act, but its reach extends far beyond what people ordinarily think of as health data. Due to expansive definitions of consumer health data, consumers, and regulated entities, virtually any identifying personal data related to someone's physical or mental status may be regulated, such as online searches for diet tips and exercise equipment or social media posts complaining about feelings of gloom due to too much Seattle rain. Processing of this data will be subject to burdensome restrictions.

Protected consumers under MHMD include not only Washington residents but anyone whose health data is collected, stored, analyzed, or otherwise processed in Washington, apparently expanding coverage to people all over the globe who have no obvious connection to Washington and whose data is only remotely related to health. These consumers will have powerful rights to control their data as well as a private right of action to bring damages claims.

Please join us on May 17th for an overview of MHMD followed by a panel discussion as we explore the immense scope and impact of MHMD:

  • What businesses and industries will be surprised to learn that they are subject to MHMD?
  • What commonplace data processing activities are now regulated by MHMD, even if they have no apparent connection with health?
  • What practical approaches can regulated entities take to comply at a reasonable cost while minimizing business impact?
  • Does the prohibition on geofencing have unexpected impacts?
  • Does MHMD effectively make Washington the eighth state with a comprehensive privacy law?

PENDING Credits: AK- 1.0 General Credit; CA- 1.0 General Credit; IL- 1.0 General Credit; NY- 1.0 Prof Prac Credit; OR- 1.0 General Credit; VA- 1.0 General Credit; WA- 1.0 Law and Legal Procedure Credit. All credits and credit types are pending and not guaranteed. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York Attorneys.

DWT seeks CLE accreditation in AK, CA, IL, NY, OR, VA and WA. Upon request, if you are admitted to practice law in another state, we will provide a certificate of attendance and documentation to assist you in applying for CLE credit in your state of admission. Please email with questions.

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