Fierce Healthcare December 5, 2019
Heather Landi

A federal privacy law could result in new rules over health data currently not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

As the framework of a federal privacy law starts to take shape, Senate Republicans and Democrats agree on the need for tougher regulations on the collection of consumers’ health and biometric data.

If lawmakers come together on a bipartisan federal privacy law it could result in new rules over health data currently not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). That includes physical health data collected by health tracking apps and fitness wearables and biometric data from facial recognition as well as location tracking data.

During a Senate Commerce committing hearing Wednesday on legislative proposals to protect consumer...

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