The insights industry scored important legislative victories in the last month for pharmaceutical MR in Pennsylvania, data security in Utah, and more COVID-19 small business loans and grants at the federal level and in California. At the same time, we’re staring down lots of problematic legislation, including a new comprehensive data privacy law in Virginia and a complex excise tax on data collection in New York. Meanwhile, advocacy continues on issues like: California A.B. 2257; worrisome legislation in Congress that would allow for the unionization of research subjects; limitations on coronavirus-related exposure liability; the census; and restrictions on exit polling.
February may have the fewest days, but this month certainly is not short on legislative activity pertinent to the insights community, including comprehensive privacy bills, data security legislation, new taxes on the industry, liability limitation for COVID-19-related exposure, new leadership to oversee the census, and new rules for determining independent contractor status. Changes are also in the works for California A.B. 2257.
"Businesses expose themselves and their customers to heightened risk when they share sensitive data with firms located" in the People's Republic of China, "or use equipment and software developed by firms with an ownership nexus in the PRC, as well as with firms that have PRC citizens in key leadership and security-focused roles," especially for "data service providers and data infrastructure,” according to a new business advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Washington, D.C., December 12, 2020 – CIRQ (the Certification Institute for Research Quality), an International Standards Organization (ISO) audit and certification body that is a
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The New Normal
The data security program requirements of the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) come into effect on March 21, 2020.
A look back, counting down the Insights Association's top seven advocacy wins from the last decade that helped our marketing research and data analytics industry members create competitive advantage.