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The Washington Privacy Act Is Back

After the Washington Privacy Act (“WPA”) failed to pass in 2019, state legislators promised to renew their efforts in the 2020 legislative session. Lawmakers kept this promise last month, introducing three bills targeted at an array of consumer privacy issues. The first bill, SB 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, introduced in the Senate on … Continue Reading

Washington Privacy Act Dies in the House While California Continues to Consider Refinements to the CCPA

After passing the Senate nearly unanimously, the Washington Privacy Act (SB 5376) has stalled in the House of Representatives. The bill failed to achieve passage out of committee by the April 17 deadline for consideration of bills originating in the opposite house, and was returned to the Senate on April 28. As a result, SB … Continue Reading

Washington Privacy Act Clears Senate

On March 6, SB 5376, the Washington Privacy Act, passed the Washington Senate in an overwhelming 46-1 vote (with two members excused). Prior to its passage, the Senate adopted important revisions and clarifications that would provide important relief for businesses from some of the more onerous provisions of the legislation. As we reported in our … Continue Reading

Washington State Proposes Sweeping Privacy Legislation

On Jan. 17, 2019, a new privacy law was proposed in the Washington state Senate. If passed, the Washington Privacy Act would impose far-reaching responsibilities on companies to protect the privacy of “personal data.” Lifting many provisions almost entirely from the text of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legislation would arguably … Continue Reading
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