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California Exempts Clinical Trial Data From Privacy Law

Sept. 24, 2018, 2:27 PM

Fixes to a massive California data privacy law eases some concerns for clinical trials but may not go far enough in removing roadblocks to research, a leading medical research attorney told Bloomberg Law.

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law Sept. 23 the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (S.B. 1121), which provides a number of carve-outs to the sweeping consumer privacy law enacted in June (A.B. 375).

The original law gave consumers the right to know how much of their personal data is being collected by companies as well as the right to have ...