Washington Privacy Bill Likelier to Pass, But Roadblocks Remain

Jan. 19, 2021, 10:00 AM

Washington’s latest iteration of a comprehensive privacy bill has a chance of following in California’s footsteps and providing greater protections for consumer data, but roadblocks—including a lack of a private right of action for consumers to sue—remain to its passage, attorneys say.

Senate Bill 5062 removes a controversial facial recognition provision present in previous versions that could improve its odds. Still, consumers’ inability to sue could once again prove a sticking point to its approval this session, which began Jan. 11.

If approved, the bill would give consumers the right to access, correct, and delete personal data collected by businesses. ...

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