senate Bill S301

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements for the collection and use of emergency health data and personal information and the use of technology to aid during COVID-19

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

S301 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8448, A10583

S301 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes requirements for the collection and use of emergency health data and personal information and the use of technology to aid during the COVID-19 public health emergency; requires entities using technology to get consent from individuals and to disclose certain information including the right to privacy and who will have access to the data.

S301 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S301 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 AN ACT in relation to  the  collection  of  emergency  health  data  and
   personal information and the use of technology to aid during COVID-19;
   and  providing  for  the  repeal of such provision upon the expiration
   Section 1. For the purposes of this act:
   1.  "Collect"  means  to buy, rent, gather, obtain, receive, or access
 any personal information pertaining  to  an  individual  by  any  means,
 online  or  offline, including but not limited to, receiving information
 from the individual or from a third party,  actively  or  passively,  or
 obtaining information by observing an individual's behavior.
   2. "Covered entity" means any person, including a government entity:
   (a)  that  collects, processes, or discloses emergency health data, as
 defined in this act, electronically or through communication by wire  or
 radio; or
   (b)  that  develops  or  operates  a  website, web application, mobile
 application, mobile operating system feature, or smart  device  applica-
 tion  for  the purpose of tracking, screening, monitoring, contact trac-
 ing, or mitigation, or  otherwise  responding  to  the  COVID-19  public
 health emergency.
   3.  "De-identified  information" means information that cannot reason-
 ably identify, relate to, describe, be capable of being associated with,
 or be linked, directly or indirectly, to a particular individual, house-
 hold, or device.  A covered entity that uses de-identified information:
   (a) has implemented technical safeguards that prohibit  re-identifica-
 tion of the individual to whom the information may pertain;
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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