Washington State Legislature Passes My Health My Data Act

The My Health My Data Act in Washington State (the Act) is expected to be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee this year, after being passed by both the Washington Senate and House in different versions. Unlike recent state privacy laws, the Act specifically targets consumer health data that is not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It includes provisions that apply to processors and third parties who may handle a broadly defined set of consumer health data, beyond healthcare-adjacent businesses. The Act could have a significant impact on various entities, including advertisers, mobile app providers, wearable device manufacturers, healthcare companies and their data processors who handle non-HIPAA-regulated health information.

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David Saunders
David P. Saunders (CIPP/US, CIPM) is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on privacy and cybersecurity matters. David helps clients through the life cycle of their data privacy needs. He helps them mitigate and manage risks related to data privacy and cybersecurity by assisting their government affairs teams with the development of new privacy legislation, their legal and compliance teams through the implementation of privacy programs, and their litigation teams through regulatory investigations and civil class action litigations. Read David P. Saunders's full bio.

Alya Sulaiman
Alya Sulaiman works with clients to navigate complex healthcare regulatory, privacy and transactional matters, with a focus on digital health and data use strategy. Alya has substantial experience with product counseling and provides guidance during the conception, development, launch and support of new digital health products and services. Read Alya Sulaiman's full bio.

Sam Siegfried
Sam Siegfried’s practice focuses on the intersection of healthcare data privacy, healthcare operations and healthcare transactions, with an emphasis on developing and executing data licensing arrangements, research collaboration agreements and other data-driven deals in the healthcare space. Sam’s in-house experience with an academic medical center and a healthcare technology and precision medicine company provides him with unique perspectives on the key issues healthcare clients consider when exploring these complex arrangements. Sam’s thorough due diligence in healthcare data collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and venture-backed investments enables him to proactively address potential privacy or data exchange pitfalls early in the transaction process, clearing the path for successful deals and innovative collaborations in the healthcare space. Read Sam Siegfried's full bio.

Austin Mooney
Austin Mooney focuses his practice on global privacy, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He helps clients in a variety of industries understand and manage risks relating to the collection, use and protection of personal and other sensitive information. Read Austin Mooney's full bio.




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