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The aftermath of COVID-19 may change the way attorneys and other legal professionals think about or execute their work, but the privacy landscape could remain largely untouched. While obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act have been temporarily relaxed to facilitate the public’s access to telemedicine, the enforcement of other privacy laws seems likely to remain in full force.

For example, Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, sent out a press release in April reminding consumers that they could still take advantage of California Consumer Privacy Act  tenants—such as the right to be forgotten—during the pandemic. Other regulators may continue to be just as vigilant.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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