Bloomberg Law
March 4, 2021, 4:00 PM

Washington State Inches Closer to Passing Consumer Privacy Law

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

Washington could join Virginia and California as one of a handful of U.S. jurisdictions with consumer privacy legislation after a bill cleared one of its chambers nearly unanimously.

Senate Bill 5062, dubbed the Washington Privacy Act, passed 48-1 in the state Senate on Wednesday. It would give consumers the right to access, correct, and delete personal data collected by businesses, and companies would have to issue privacy notices and adopt reasonable security standards.

The state Senate has passed similar iterations of the bill two years in a row, but they have failed to garner enough support in the state ...

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