|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to health|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S301
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S301 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S301 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: 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 ther- eof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to create ethical guidelines for entities using technology to track, screen, monitor, contact trace, mitigate or respond to the C071D-19 health emergency. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill defines covered entities as any person that electronically collects, processes or discloses emergency health data or that develops or operates a website, application, or operating system
S301 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 301 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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