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Washington State Lawmakers Fail to Reach Privacy Deal (3)

March 12, 2020, 8:42 PMUpdated: March 13, 2020, 7:53 PM

Washington state won’t join California in having a comprehensive privacy law, after legislators failed to agree on who would have enforcement powers.

“Following two historic, near-unanimous votes on proposals in the Senate this year and last, I’m deeply disappointed that we weren’t able to reach consensus with our colleagues in the House,” state Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D), who sponsored the Senate measure, said in a statement. “The impasse remains a question of enforcement.”

The proposed Washington Privacy Act would have created new rights for consumers to access personal information and opt out of some data-processing activities. It would have followed...

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