Consumer Reports supports H.B. 1566, consumer health privacy legislation that would extend to Hawaii consumers important new protections relating to their consumer health data, including prohibitions against collecting such data without affirmative consent, sharing that data without separate and distinct affirmative consent, and selling that data without written authorization, as well as the right to know the consumer health data companies have collected about them and the right to delete that information.
In particular, we appreciate that the bill includes:
- A strong definition of consumer health information;
- A private right of action;
- Restrictions on collection without consent, opt-in for sharing, and written authorization for sales; and
- Meaningful non-discrimination provisions.
To read the full letter, please see the attached PDF.