In addition to a win at the Supreme Court on TCPA that should ease worries for the more telephone-hesitant insights pros, the Insights Association was tied up this month in state battles over comprehensive privacy legislation, defending marketing research access to DMV records in Texas, promoting legal defenses against data breaches in Connecticut, deterring push polls in Massachusetts, continued advocacy on California A.B. 2257, and helping to win new COVID-19-exposure liability limitations for businesses in Florida.
The insights industry scored important legislative victories in the last month for pharmaceutical MR in Pennsylvania, data security in Utah, and more COVID-19 small business loans and grants at the federal level and in California. At the same time, we’re staring down lots of problematic legislation, including a new comprehensive data privacy law in Virginia and a complex excise tax on data collection in New York. Meanwhile, advocacy continues on issues like: California A.B. 2257; worrisome legislation in Congress that would allow for the unionization of research subjects; limitations on coronavirus-related exposure liability; the census; and restrictions on exit polling.
February may have the fewest days, but this month certainly is not short on legislative activity pertinent to the insights community, including comprehensive privacy bills, data security legislation, new taxes on the industry, liability limitation for COVID-19-related exposure, new leadership to oversee the census, and new rules for determining independent contractor status. Changes are also in the works for California A.B. 2257.
A (data) gathering storm? An update on legislation and regulation impacting the insights industry in 2019
Insights Association lobbyist Howard Fienberg provides a 2019 update on legislation and regulation impacting the marketing research and data analytics industry for Quirks magazine.
Connecticut data security law revision proposed to require immediate notification of state Attorney General (H.B. 5427)
The Connecticut Joint Committee on Judiciary introduced H.B.
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: