What Cos. Need To Know About New Washington Privacy Bill

By David Stauss, Malia Rogers and Megan Herr  (February 11, 2020, 4:45 PM EST) -- Those who follow privacy law will remember that, last year, Washington state came close to becoming the second state (after California) to enact consumer privacy legislation.

That legislation – called the Washington Privacy Act – overwhelmingly passed the state Senate but failed in the House, in part, because of disagreements on enforcement and facial recognition provisions. The bill's proponents, however, vowed to push the legislation again in 2020.

When the Washington Legislature opened its session in January, lawmakers were quick to submit a new version of the WPA in the hopes of finally passing the legislation. 

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