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 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.
Howard Fienberg, the Insights Association’s lobbyist for the insights industry, appeared on the Research Business Daily Report recently to discuss where the insights industry stands during the COVID-19 crisis in relation to federal and state legislative and regulatory issues and how IA’s advocacy shifted during the pandemic.
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