On June 11, 2020, the California State Senate proposed an amendment to Assembly Bill (‘AB’) 713 relating to de-identified data. In particular, the amendment would exempt information that was deidentified in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) or was derived from medical information, protected health information, individually identifiable health information, or identifiable private information.

The amendment would also exempt businesses associated with a covered entity under HIPAA if:

  • The business associate maintains, uses, and discloses patient information in accordance with specified requirements
  • And would additionally prohibit a business or other person from re-identifying information that was de-identified, unless a specified exception is met

You can read the full text of AB 713, here. And track its progress, here.