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Washington State Privacy Bill Likely Won't Pass This Year

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A Washington state privacy bill that would have given consumers more access to and control over the personal data that online companies hold appears to be dead for this year, after House lawmakers missed the final deadline to move on the legislation.

The state Senate overwhelmingly approved the Washington Privacy Act last month, setting the stage for the Evergreen State to join California as the only U.S. jurisdictions to regulate how Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other internet players collect, use, share and sell consumers' personal information.

But the bill stalled in the state House of Representatives, where a flurry of amendments...

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