The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 intends to provide consumers more control over their personal information collected online. However, according to a recent study published in this month’s issue of Health Policy and Technology, healthcare institutions may find challenges in complying with the rule. However, understanding the law’s authority and developing technical infrastructure that is sophisticated enough to protect against data breaches can be difficult, especially for smaller healthcare businesses.
Researchers discovered that professionals anticipated legal and technological hurdles for healthcare companies in complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act after questioning 19 digital privacy and information system experts. According to academics, the combination of and HIPAA is part of the problem. “Given the law’s broad definition of ‘business’ and ‘consumer,’ companies across the United States that collect user data and deploy cookies must comply with the,” according to the law.
They claim that healthcare companies face a lack of regulatory clarity and an uncertain possibility of reinforcement in general. In addition to legal difficulties, conversations with experts revealed technology-related challenges. From a practical standpoint, our research shows that the more visible aspects of California Consumer Privacy Act compliance, such as creating a website or establishing a helpline for customers to submit data access requests, are simple to implement.