What Washington Privacy Act Would Mean For Cos.

Law360 (January 28, 2021, 6:03 PM EST) -- The Washington state Legislature is once again considering passing consumer data privacy legislation. If passed, Washington would become the second state — after California — to pass such legislation and grant its citizens certain rights regarding their personal data.

Readers may recall that Washington previously tried to pass versions of the Washington Privacy Act in 2019 and 2020.

In 2019, the Washington Senate passed a version of the WPA only to see it fail in the Assembly. In 2020, the Senate again passed a version of the WPA. The Assembly subsequently passed an amended version of the bill, but the two...

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