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State Privacy Laws Could Wreak Havoc on Medical Device Industry

Oct. 9, 2019, 11:00 AM

Johnson and Johnson, Stryker, Amazon Inc., and other companies that handle patient data want Congress to pass a federal data privacy law, wary of a patchwork of state rules that will put them at a global disadvantage. California is preparing its own regulations letting patients refuse the sale of their data and giving them the right to sue if their information is stolen due to company negligence, and at least seven more states have explored similar legislation.

Partisan Divide: Any congressional bill is looking rocky with Republicans and Democrats split on any potential legislation’s scope and how much it might...

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