On Monday, after MRA reported on Sen. Lowenthal's data privacy legislation, S.B. 761, the bill was amended to make it even more detrimental to the research profession, adding that, "no covered entity shall sell, share, or transfer a consumer's covered information."

This restriction is more draconian than that in Texas' H.B. 1443.

MRA is still working to explain our concerns to the Senator and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, before the May 3 hearing on S.B. 761.