By Mike Hintze, Hintze Law
Welcome to the third installment of our blog series focusing on the Washington My Health My Data Act. Having presented a general overview and described the scope of covered data in the first two posts, Part 3 discusses in more detail the broad range of entities and consumers this Act will directly affect.
The substantive obligations of Washington’s My Health My Data Act will impact nearly all companies that have some connection to Washington state and that collect or process consumer health data. And the scope of consumers whose data may be subject to the Act can extend well beyond those located in Washington – if their data is merely processed in Washington. This broad reach may surprise enterprises that might not realize they are subject to the Act’s obligations. This blog post will delve into this critical aspect of the Act and shed light on its full implications.
As we continue to delve into this topic over the coming weeks, we will highlight additional blog posts that examine other components of the Act and the critical issues they raise.