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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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