In September, the Insights Association has addressed: another comprehensive state privacy bill, a new facial recognition law in Baltimore, expansion of the FTC’s privacy role, and some international consumer privacy concerns; our fix to California A.B. 1561 which awaits signature into law; new requirements for COVID-19 vaccination for federal contractors/subcontractors' employees; and the rising legislative and regulatory assault against non-compete agreements in employment contracts.
This month, the Insights Association is dealing with new state privacy and data security laws, funding for the census, how insights offices can approach reopening as the pandemic ends, and a variety of other policy concerns, while helping to advance a fix to California A.B. 2257 through the state legislature.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) has launched the Internet Privacy Unit to address Internet privacy and existing weaknesses and loopholes in online privacy policies of companies.
Recent wins for pharmaceutical marketing research in Maine and DC leave only West Virginia and Vermont as the jurisdictions currently restricting or prohibiting research with physicians and healthc
Political and robo-poll bills that would have impeded research stopped with MRA's help in Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Virginia and West Virginia
MRA successfully helped kill multiple state bills this year that would have impeded or prohibited political polling and automated telephone research, including:
MD – Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire (R-31) introduced S.B.
MRA Helps Kill Legislation in Maryland, Mississippi and Rhode Island – Would Have Crippled Research with Health Care Practitioners
(Glastonbury, Conn.): MRA scored several recent victories in the ongoing fight against legislation to require public reporting of survey research incentives for health care practitioners or that ba